Hot of the presses, literately, is a new app from the people that created iWeigh and iSpy. This is quite figuratively the hottest new app to hit the app market since buns were crossed.
"I'm very excited," said Mac Buck, editor of App World!. "I'm finally getting to the point where my iPhone is the only gadget I need. I couldn't tell you where my razor or kitchen scales are, and now I can finally get rid of the iron."
Mac Buck has just downloaded iRon, which uses intensive calculations to generate intense heat in an ordinary iPhone processor and turn the super smooth Amoled screen into the perfect replacement iron. Although it can display the temperature in centigrade or Fahrenheit, the applelet prefers the same temperature units as the iPhone. The iDegree is proprietary to Apple and licence protected so nobody quite knows how it maps to the more common temperature scales.
"It does have it's downsides," Buck admitted. "I'm sure these will be ironed out in the next version. The iPhone gets a little too hot to hold, and can blister skin. Additionally, you do have to stop and recharge the iPhone after doing a tee-shirt sleeve. Finally, I still cannot discard my ironing board."
My Way Software admit that these are flaws.
"These are flaws we are looking into," said May Wye, CEO of My Way. "We are looking into combining a recharge unit into a handle to solve both problems in one go. This will probably retail at about three hundred and fifty dollars."
Wye doesn't believe the other criticism levelled at iRon is justified though.
"People have said that you still need an ironing board," she said. "But this is not true. We have found that by loading the app on an iPad2 as well as an iPhone means you can simultaneously iron both sides of a tee-shirt sleeve at the same time concurrently."
My Way would not be drawn on the rumour that a lower powered version of iRon will be used for iHand Warmer.