Apple's Huge, Throbbing Wall Of IPhone Apps

At yesterday's WWDC conference, Apple stationed a little bit of eye candy is the Moscone centre lobby: a 5x4 matrix of Cinema Display monitors, set adorned with thousands iPhone app icons. The twist? Whenever someone purchases the app, it pulsates.

Apparently it's not quite real-time, but the effect is extremely slick. Grouping the icons by their approximate colours creates a subtle gradient, which is a nice touch. That said, Apple should probably chill a little bit with the WE HAVE SO MANY APPS marketing strategy a little, and focus on the good ones: in a random crop here, which has about a hundred apps, I see maybe two that I'd even consider downloading. [Techcrunch]