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The iOS App Store opened five years ago this week. Some popular apps normally priced as high as $19.99, are free starting Monday. It’s unclear how long the promotion will be going.

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On Wednesday, Apple’s 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.

Infinity Blade II promoAs the Verge first noticed, there are some really good ones available for free, including:

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.

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