Pedestrians walk by an Apple Store in San Francisco, Calif. on Jan. 24, 2012.
camera (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Pedestrians walk by an Apple Store in San Francisco, Calif. on Jan. 24, 2012.

Visitors today to Apple's app store may notice that the "free" button to download an app has been changed to "get."

While the change was made without any fanfare, the Internet has been abuzz with speculation that the move is designed to make it clear that while some games are free, they may offer in-app upgrades that cost money.

Apple has changed the labels on the download buttons in their App Store to read "Get" instead of "Free."(Apple, Inc.) Apple has changed the labels on the download buttons in their App Store to read "Get" instead of "Free."

Apple already has a family sharing feature in place called "Ask to Buy," which sends a request to a person in charge of the account who can either approve or decline the query.

Earlier this year, Google switched its call to action in the Play store for "freemium" apps, according to Engadget, replacing the word "free" with "install."