As the App Store’s fifth anniversary approaches, a whole host of developers have begun makes some of their most popular apps and games for iOS completely free. Some of the titles included in the sale are Infinity Blade II, Disney’s Where’s My Water?, and Traktor DJ, which is usually priced at $20.
It’s unclear whether the giveaways are to celebrate the App Store’s birthday, or whether the timing is just a coincidence. The Verge was first to spot the changes, and they note that none of the titles on sale have ever gone free before.
So this isn’t just your average App Store sale where the likes of EA and Gameloft make all of their older titles super cheap in an effort to boost sales. Some of the most popular iOS titles are included, such as gems like Tiny Wings and Day One, a wonderful app that makes keeping a journal super simple.
Here’s a full list of the titles that have gone free so far:
- Infinity Blade II
- Superbrothers: Sword and Sorcery EP
- Where’s My Water?
- Tiny Wings
- Traktor DJ for iPhone
- Traktor DJ for iPad
- Day One
- Barefoot World Atlas
Apple hasn’t mentioned the freebies yet, and none of the apps acknowledge the reductions in their descriptions, so we can’t confirm why they’re been made free yet. But this week marks the App Store’s fifth birthday, and it certainly appears that this is part of the celebration.
If that is the case, we’d expect to see many more titles reduced in the coming days.
If you spot any other apps and games that have been made free this week, let us know in the comments section below.