Apple Remote useless with Retina MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by quintendehaas, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. quintendehaas macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2011
    I'm the proud owner of a Retina MacBook Pro and have a quick question: I'm selling my 2010 MacBook Pro and might as well include my Apple Remote in the sale right?

    No IR-receiver on RMBP is no use of remote, right?

    Or do you guys have a nice workaround to be able to use it because I used it a lot?
  2. Aksta macrumors regular

    May 3, 2011
    Surrey, UK
    There is no work around hat I know of. Best to sell it and look for another solution such as connecting an iPhone to the rmbp
  3. barredfreak macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2012
    The Remote will not work without an infrared sensor. Get rid of it.
  4. quintendehaas thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2011
    Quick question, quick answers...

    Thanks guys!
  5. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2008
    Depending on what you used it for, you might be able to use a smartphone as a substitute. I use the remote app to control iTunes.
  6. quintendehaas thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2011
    Yeah, that's my alternative as well, but I liked being able to instantly control my computer (e.g. pausing a movie) in stead of 'Slide to Unlock' --> wait for it to connect --> pausing it...

    It's the same effect, but less efficient...
  7. NMF macrumors 6502a


    Oct 27, 2011
    Does the Thunderbolt Display have an IR sensor in it?

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