Apple’s app store celebrates 5 years with free apps

In honor of its fifth anniversary, Apple’s App Store is giving away some of its most popular games and apps for free.

Apple’s App Store which officially turns five years old this Wednesday is offering apps such as Barefoot World Atlas, Day One, How to Cook Everything, photo editing app Over and Traktor DJ.

In the Games department, users can freely download Badland, Infinity Blade II, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Tiny Wings and Where’s My Water.

The store launched July 10, 2008 with 500 apps available for download. In the first weekend after its launch, users downloaded 10 million apps. By the end of the year Facebook netted 5 million downloads, becoming the app store’s most downloaded app.

Today, the app store has logged more than 50 billion downloads– more than 800 per second. Users have lots to choose from with more than 850,000 apps available and Apple has paid more than 10 billion US dollars to developers.

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