I would buy a Touch if it had infrared

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Mrbobb, May 25, 2013.

  1. macrumors 601

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    To be used as an intelligent fully-programmable universal remote.

    And no, no silly attachment, BUILT-IN.

    Any other (Android?) alternative?
     
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    Jessica Lares

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    Some of the Samsung tablets have it I think. Infrared is not really that great on a portable device though. It interferes with other devices.
     
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    Beeplance

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    The main objective of an iPod touch is to be an entertainment device, a great portable music player and gaming device. I don't think having an infrared sensor is that important for it.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Worst idea ever.
     
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    zone23

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    Sometimes I feel like the only person on the planet who's TV/Stereo are connected to my network.
     
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    dictoresno

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    IrDA is soooooo 2001 Nokia 8260's.
     
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    T'hain Esh Kelch

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    I would upgrade my iPhone and iPad if they get an IR emitter.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. iPod Touch with IR would make it far more useful. It would be functional as a music player, camera, light gaming system as well as a remote. The remote app alone is not good enough.

    I've been using the Veemote Zapper for half a year and enjoy using it. If only the IR sensor was built in instead of a dongle. Then I don't have to keep a device with a 30-pin connector.
     

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