Your iPhone could soon become even more important for you \u2013 especially when you\u2019re in the car. Indeed sources close to Apple have gone on to claim that the brand is actually developing a technology codenamed \u201cIronHeart\u201d which would end up allowing you to use your iPhone in order to control the climate system, radio, seats and even the instrument clusters. IronHeart of course still happens to be in early development, and according to tipsters, would require partnerships with car brands at the end. As far as Apple\u2019s official stance goes though, it has actually declined to comment on the issue. Also Read: Volkswagen isn\u2019t afraid of the upcoming Apple car, says CEO Of course an initiative like this could end up extending Apple\u2019s presence in cars far beyond that of limited technologies such as CarPlay or indeed its more recent feature in CarKey. While it isn\u2019t exactly a part of the brand\u2019s long rumored electric car strategy, it could regardless end up giving the company invaluable experience when it comes to the different aspects of cars and also help quite a bit with the inhouse vehicle department. Nonetheless, whether or not automakers actually end up embracing the concept is a whole different argument. It\u2019s of course easy to see manufacturers all across the globe balking after pouring an extensive amount of effort in their own car interfaces and also the companion apps, especially if they have any services that can actually compete with the offering from Apple. If IronHeart does end up shipping though, it may just be limited to only a handful of makes and models \u2013 unless of course there is an enthusiastic response from buyers of vehicles. Whether or not it will be a success, only time can tell. But for now, it does seem as if Apple is getting serious in the automotive space as well.