• Apple Drops iTunes 'Single of the Week' Promotion

    Business Insider has reported that Apple has ended their iTunes ‘Single of the Week’ promotion. This promotion gives consumers a music single download for free on a weekly basis and is shown on the iTunes’ storefront. Apparently someone in the Apple discussion forum said that they contacted Apple support and the representative did indeed confirm that the promotion has been dropped. The person also noted that Apple mentioned the promotion ending in other countries as well. Business Insider stated:

    I contacted iTunes Support and they told me the decision was made to drop the free Single of the Week. Seems they don't want people browsing the Store anymore. I told them that the free single each week got me to the Store and I usually bought a few songs. Now, there's less reason to go. They've stopped the free single in other countries too.
    Apple’s ‘Single of the Week’ promotion first started 11 years ago, back in 2004. The free single that was given out varied from different artists and bands to different genres and popularity. Just recently, many reported that the Cupertino-based company also ended their ’12 Days of Christmas’ iTunes giveaway. This was first reported when consumers didn’t see the app appear for the month of December. Usually around the holidays, the Cupertino-based company would release a free app for users to download and then release an app a day for 12 days, starting on December 27th.

    It really seems like Apple is cutting back on giving away all freebies to its customers. We’re not really sure why this is the case, but we’d suggest taking any freebies Apple is willing to offer in the future before they end it all.

    Source: BusinessInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Drops iTunes 'Single of the Week' Promotion started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 1 Comment
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Meh. I don't think I ever liked a single song I got from that. I'm disappointed the promotion is gone, but I don't see it as a tragic loss.
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