“A host of highly regarded apps for iPhone and iPad have gone free today in what could be a major celebration to mark five years since Apple launched the App Store,” Sam Byford reports for The Verge.

“None of these apps have ever been free on the App Store before, and many have commanded relatively high prices until now,” Byford reports. “According to ABC News, the CEO of Touch Press (who makes Barefoot World Atlas) confirmed that the app going free is for a fifth-anniversary promotion. ‘Barefoot World Atlas went free this morning and will remain so all this week to help celebrate five years of the App Store,” said CEO Max Whitby.”

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