July 8th, 2013, 22:07 PM
Apple's App Store celebrates 5th birthday with free downloads
In anticipation of its fifth birthday on July 10, Apple’s App Store and games developers are giving away titles for free.
Free app downloads include Traktor DJ (which previously cost £13.99), and Infinity Blade II (an award-winning action adventure game with some of the best graphics seen on iOS). Other titles include Superbrothers: Sword and Sourcery EP, interactive child-friendly Barefoot World Atlas, and addictive one-button arcade game Tiny Wings.
These free titles are likely only the beginning of the App Store's birthday celebrations, as Apple have already begun preparing the ground, sending out posters to journalists mapping the store's milestones.
Headline figures include more than 50 billion apps downloaded as of May this year, and more than $10bn paid out to the developers of its 850,000 titles. Apple have highlighted individual apps such as Temple Run - which has been downloaded more than 100 million times - and Angry Birds, which arrived in 2009 and has now been downloaded 1.7 billion times.