Apple Remote on new Macbooks?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by .Logan, May 9, 2014.

  1. .Logan macrumors member

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    Bought a new Late 2013 Macbook Pro, I noticed in "Security & Privacy" that there was no longer an option to enable the Apple TV remote for use on the Macbook Pro. Where do I go to enable it now?
     
  2. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Apple removed the IR sensor from the retina range.
     
  3. talmy macrumors 601

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    Actually being removed everywhere, it seems. The only Macs still to have it are the minis and perhaps that's only because they haven't been refreshed in a year and a half. And of course the lame-duck 13" non-retina MBP which isn't long for this world.
     
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  5. talmy macrumors 601

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    That's the lame-duck model that still has it. But it hasn't been upgraded in a while and nobody expects it ever will be. So it still has the IR and DVD drive.
     
  6. simonsi macrumors 601

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    I use Rowmote, the app supports both remote and trackpad styles, I use it both on my iPad Mini and iPhone to control my Mac Mini - mainly use trackpad when using the iPad and Remote mode (i.e. play/pause etc), when using the iPhone.

    The devices just need to be on the same WiFi network.....
     

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