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Over the weekend, a large amount of top iPhone, iPod touch and iPad apps started to go free for the first time ever, suggesting Apple may be about to celebrate the App Store's fifth anniversary in grand style.
As first noted by The Verge, a number of top apps and games for iOS have suddenly been made available on the App Store for free, many for the first time ever. Although Apple has yet to announce anything, this week marks five years since the company debuted the iOS App Store, so the generous offer likely isn't a coincidence.
Included in the free offerings are popular universal games such as Infinity Blade II, Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP, Where's My Water? and Badland as well as both iPhone/iPod touch and iPad editions of Tiny Wings.
But the deal isn't exclusive to games: Other apps like the $19.99 Traktor DJ (available for both iPhone and iPad), Barefoot World Atlas, Day One and Over also appear to part of some pending promotion, but can be had for absolutely free right now.
As we await official word of an App Store celebration from Apple, keep your eyes peeled for additional deals -- this week could very well prove to be a bounty for cheapskate iPhone, iPod touch and iPad owners.
UPDATE: The free apps and games have been confirmed as part of Apple's five-year anniversary celebration.
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