Get ‘Em While You Can! Apple Celebrates App Store Anniversary With Free Apps

July 9, 2013  |  

It’s the fifth anniversary of Apple’s App Store and the company is celebrating by giving away free apps to customers. During this week, users can download five apps and five games for free, reports CBS News.

When the App Store launched on July 10, 2008, it had an inventory of 500 selections. Today, it offers more than 900,000. The store was a hit from the start — users downloaded more than 10 million apps the opening weekend. According to CBS News, Facebook was the most downloaded app of that first year, with nearly five million downloads. Conde Nast debuted the first magazine app in 2011. And, by 2012, more than 25 billion apps had been downloaded from the app store.

The free apps available this week are: “Day One,” a journal-keeping app; interactive globe “Barefoot World Atlas”; “How to Cook Everything;”  “Over”; and “Traktor DJ for iPhone,” which is normally $19.99. The free games are “Badland,” “Infinity Blade II,” “Superbrothers: Sword & Sorcery EP,” “Tiny Wings” and “Where’s My Water?”

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