Apple Remote useless with Retina MacBook Pro?

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

  1. quintendehaas macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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

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    Quick question, quick answers...

    Thanks guys!
     
  5. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

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    Does the Thunderbolt Display have an IR sensor in it?
     

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