Apple giving away top iOS apps for free to celebrate App Store's fifth birthday

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app-store-top.pngWe’re pretty sure you receive gifts on your birthday rather than give them away, but Apple will be throwing out the rule book to celebrate the fifth anniversary of their App Store. The Cupertino company will be giving away a number of popular apps that usually carry premium pricing for free to mark the occasion.

Among the freebies are top hack-and-slash game Infinity Blade II (usually priced £4.99) and Traktor DJ for iPad, which usually commands a hefty £13.99 selling price.

Other apps set to be discounted include the games Tiny Wings (as well as the iPad HD version), platformer Badland, picture editing app Over, Disney’s massively popular kids game Where’s My Water? and pixel-art action adventure masterpiece Superbrothers: Sword and Sorcery EP.

The fifth anniversary of the launch of the App Store falls on 10 July, with over 50 billion apps having been downloaded to iPad, iPod touch and iPhone devices since the shop opened its virtual doors.

Gerald Lynch
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