Apple celebrates five years of the App Store with (what else?) free apps

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Last week, we saw Apple begin to distribute some posters in anticipation of the upcoming five year anniversary of the App Store. A little nostalgia was well and good, but that also got us nice and anxious to see if Apple might not get some nice deals going to help celebrate the milestone. While last week wrapped-up without us learning of any such offers, it turns out we only had to wait a bit longer, and today Apple has started making good with its “5 Years of the App Store” discounts.

Apple points out just how humbly things all started, with a mere 500 apps available in the Store at launch; right now, it’s got its eye on coming up to the million-app mark. In order to say “thank you” to all the loyal iOS users who have been along for the ride over the years, it’s making 10 apps free for a limited time, including five games.

Hit up iTunes through the link below to start checking them out for yourself, a list including popular titles like Infinity Blade II and Disney’s Where’s My Water?. Sadly, we haven’t found a complete list on any regular Apple website, so you’ll need iTunes installed to check them all out – though we suppose that’s not an issue for iOS users.

Source: Apple (iTunes)
Via: GigaOM

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