Apple's App Store is about to turn 5 this week, and it looks like a lot of developers—who make their livelihood off Apple's platform—are celebrating by giving away iPhone and iPad apps.
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A number of applications in the iOS marketplace—mostly gaming apps—are now free.
Apple does not directly control the pricing for third-party apps and the company did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment. But the developers' move to adjust the rate could be a limited time offer in response to the coming birthday of Apple's App Store, according to The Verge, which was the first to report on the slew of apps changing their price.