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Apple celebrates App Store’s 5th anniversary with free iOS apps

[UPDATED] A whole host of chart-topping iPhone and iPad apps, including Infinity Blade II and Traktor DJ, have gone free in the iOS App Store.

Infinity Blade - Free - Featured


App Store - 5 Years - Main

A number of hit iOS apps have gone free ahead of the App Store’s fifth anniversary. As first noticed by The Verge, apps such as Infinity Blade II, Barefoot World Atlas and Traktor DJ have all been discounted from their regular price to completely free. There’s no official notice of this on the App Store yet, but it is thought the offers are part of the App Store’s fifth anniversary celebrations.

Update: An accompanying App Store category has now been launched, explaining the promotion, along with a timeline of App Store-related events. The introduction to the section from Apple reads:

From the 500 apps available at launch in 2008 to the more than 900,000 at your fingertips today, it’s been a remarkably prolific five years for the App Store. To celebrate, we’re giving everyone five landmark games and give groundbreaking apps for a limited time. Plus, look back at the key moments that have made the App Store the world’s most innovative destination for apps.

App Store - 5 Years - Apps

The full list of free apps is as follows; Barefoot World AtlasOver, Day One, Traktor DJ, Tiny Wings, Badland, Infinity Blade II, Where’s My Water?, Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP, How To Cook Everything.

It’s not yet clear whether all of these apps are set to be included as part of a fifth anniversary celebration on the App Store, but given that some of the apps featured are usually particularly pricey (Traktor DJ, for example is usually £13.99/$19.99) it seems likely that this is the case.

We’ll keep this article updated with any more free apps we find (let us know of any you find in the comments below).