CES 2014 is just getting started but another special event is wrapping up. Apple’s 12 Days of Gifts promotion, which kicked off on December 26th, is on its final day. Available this year for the first time in the United States, the promotion offered a free app, book, song, or movie each day via the companion iOS application.
Although exciting for first-time U.S. participants, those in Europe and Canada who’ve experienced the promotion in previous years found this season’s offering to be slightly disappointing, according to our TMO Forum Poll. Arguably the best gift this year was Day 5’s offering of Hugo, Martin Scorsese’s well-regarded 2011 family film, which normally retails on iTunes for $15. Other, less compelling, entries this year included music from Justin Timberlake, Avicii, and the Kings of Leon; episodes of ABC’s Once Upon a Time and Sesame Street; books Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2014 and Diary of a Wimpy Kid; and apps Toca House, Mr. Crab, and Rayman Jungle Run.
Today’s final gift is the Rolling Stones’ Sweet Summer Sun, Live in Hyde Park 2013, a three-track single featuring Beast of Burden, Tumbling Dice, and Doom & Gloom.
So what’s the verdict, TMO readers? Share your thoughts on this year’s 12 Days of Gifts promotion in the comments!