On Wednesday, Apple’s(s AAPL) iOS App Store will hit the five-year mark. With 50 billion apps downloaded already, it looks like Apple may be using the occasion to offer pretty sweet deals on some select apps that are normally pretty pricey by App Store standards.
As the Verge first noticed, there are some really good ones available for free, including:
- Traktor DJ for iPad (normally $19.99) and Traktor DJ for iPhone (normally $4.99)
- Infinity Blade II, normally $6.99
- Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything, normally $4.99
- DayOne, normally $4.99
- Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery, normally $4.99
- Where’s My Water?, normally 99 cents
Apple isn’t yet providing a landing page or link to all of these currently free apps and games in the App Store, nor has the company officially commented yet on what’s behind the promotions. We’ll update the story when we get more details.
Update, 10:50 a.m. PT: Apple has launched a special section of the App Store celebrating its five-year anniversary. The company says it is making “five landmark games and five groundbreaking apps” free for “a limited time.” Those temporarily free apps and games include those mentioned above, in addition to Barefoot World Atlas, Over, Tiny Wings and Badland.