08 MAR

‘Angry Birds’ for iPhone and iPad Free for First Time Ever

by Marianne Schultz

Apple has been running an  App of the Week promotion, in which a paid app is made free for a short period of time, since last summer. A couple of weeks ago, Popcap’s Plants vs. Zombies was the featured app for this promotion and this week sees another well-known game, Rovio’s Angry Birds, under the App of the Week spotlight.

The original Angry Birds for the iPhone debuted in the App Store in 2009 while the HD version for the iPad arrived in April 2010. The game proved to be tremendously popular, prompting Rovio to release additional versions including Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Space, and Bad Piggies as well as t-shirts, hats, and just about anything else that you can slap the likeness of an Angry Bird on.

Since its release, the original Angry Birds for iPhone has been priced at $.99 for most of its time in the App Store while the HD version has jumped around between $.99 and $4.99. Neither app has ever been available for free until now.

Apple’s App of the Week promotion usually runs from each Thursday through the following Wednesday. If this pattern holds true, Angry Birds and Angry Birds HD will remain free through Wednesday, March 13 and go back to their regular prices on Thursday, March 14. That gives you a nice window of time to download them but you should get to clicking the Buy Now buttons below sooner rather later lest you forget before this week’s promotion ends.

  • Games

    Angry Birds

    Last Changed:
    7 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (123)
    Version:
    4.1.0
    iOS iPhone

    Use the unique powers of the Angry Birds to destroy the greedy pigs' defenses!

 The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake. Dish out revenge on the greedy pigs who stole their eggs. Use the...

  • Games

    Angry Birds HD

    Last Changed:
    7 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (160)
    Version:
    4.1.0
    iOS iPad

    Use the unique powers of the Angry Birds to destroy the greedy pigs' defenses!

 The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake. Dish out revenge on the greedy pigs who stole their eggs. Use the...

2 Comments

  1. Mark Paulsen

    The amount of downloads these two apps will receive will be massive. Great way to get the people who never played hooked.

  2. vivek

    Just downloaded Angry Birds on my iphone 5 :) thanks for sharing it shere

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