Apple Debuts 12 App of Xmas Commercial

Apple has hit pause on their "100,000 apps for just about anything" ads, turned the other cheek on "can your network...?" counter-commercials, and debuted a new, merrier bit of marketing for the holiday season -- 12 Apps for Xmas. Care to sing along?

On the twelfth day of Christmas my iPhone gave to me:

  • 12 cookies cooking
  • 11 cards a sending
  • 10 gifts for giving
  • 9 songs for singing
  • 8 bells for ringing
  • 7 slopes for skiing
  • 6 games for playing
  • 5 gold rings
  • 4 hot lattes
  • 3 flights home
  • 2 feet of snow
  • And an app that can light up the tree

Check it out on However, unlike previous commercials, other than Betty Crocker right at the top, individual app icons and titles aren't shown but Apple's "as shown on TV" page on iTunes should collect them up for us...

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.