Apple App Store celebrates 5 years; Gives Away Top iOS Games and Apps free

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

Head to the App Store on an iPhone or iPad, and you’ll find a “5 Years of the App Store” banner with details on the apps and games available.

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.

Apple’s App Store officially turns five years old this Wednesday.  The app store was released July 10, 2008, with 500 apps. Ten million apps were downloaded in the first weekend. In May 2013, Apple announced it had seen 50 billion app downloads since launching the store.

Google’s Android marketplace, or Google Play Store, has been on Apple’s heels with 48 billion app downloads announced in May. When Google’s Play celebrated its first birthday in March, it also offered discounts on popular apps, movies, books and magazines.

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