Apple Celebrates 5 Years of the App Store

Apple Celebrates 5 Years of the App Store


To celebrate the Apple App Store's fifth anniversary, Apple is making five "landmark" apps and five games free for a limited period of time. The App Store was launched on 10 July 2008 in 62 countries and had just 500 apps. Over 10 million apps were downloaded in its first weekend, and by 9 September that year, the number of downloads exceeded 100 million. Fast forward to today, over 50 billion apps have been downloaded and the App Store is now home to 900,000 apps.

The 10 apps and games that are going to be available free for download are as follows:


Barefoot World Atlas
Learn about the world, its nations and its wonders through this dazzling interactive globe

Day One (Journal / Diary)
Record movements every day using photos, places and words with this intuitive journal

How to Cook Everything
Learn to cook more than 2,000 gourmet recipes using this robust kitchen companion

Help your photos stand out by adding custom captions, logos and stylish doodles

Traktor DJ for iPhone
Mix like a pro with a DJ app that puts industry-leading features right at your fingertips


An Apple Design Award winner, Badland is an incredible action game with stunning graphics

Infinity Blade II
With smart gameplay and gorgeous graphics, this action-packed epic absolutely shines

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
This elegant 8-bit adventure uses touch-based puzzles to deliver a poignant story

Tiny Wings
This endearing classic features charming style and thrilling momentum-based gameplay

Where's My Water?
A simple and challenging puzzle game that features intuitive controls and a lovable mascot


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