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Wednesday, 9 March 2011

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The iMirror (also available in white)

Apple today launched their latest Must Have accessory for the iPhone: the iMirror.

The iMirror attaches to the back of the iPhone over the camera to allow it to view objects at a wider field of view, and comes with an app that overlays a live feed from the camera onto the corner of the screen.

"At first glance, you would say that apart from allowing you to see round corners, this app and device is useless," said Ima Peecee, editor of App World!. "I have found it invaluable, and will be buying one for everybody I know with an iPhone."

Peecee goes onto explain: "It allows you to see what's happening around you, whilst walking and looking at the iPhone screen."

By angling the iMirror to the side, iPhone users can walk along and text, surf the internet, make video calls and use their mapping software all the time ensuring they don't walk into a lamppost, fall over a low wall in a shopping mall into a large pool of water or meet somebody they'd rather avoid (who hasn't indicated their current location on 4Square - the sneak). This technological advance has only been made possible by the latest innovation from Apple, the multi-tasking iPhone.

"It's yet another App I cannot live without," said Peecee. "I have it on all the time. I can also use my iPhone as a periscope now."

According to Apple Labs, the army are interested in the app to allow their soldiers fire their weapons around corners, but would want Apple's Targeting Applelet to be built into it first.

Myra Croft, advertising guru for Google, believes Apple are taking advantage of the gullible: "This is a pointless app, much like most of them," she said. "Instead of spending fifty pounds on this waste of cyberspace, they could try looking up occasionally. Too many people view the world through a phone screen already. This will only compound it."

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