Apple Remote With Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by kam760, May 4, 2008.

  1. kam760 macrumors newbie

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    I was just wondering whether Apple still bundle remotes with Macbooks. I bought a black 2.4ghz Macbook just over a month ago (~1st March), and my friend within the next few days also bought one (same model). He had a remote bundled with his Macbook, yet mine didnt. I am having trouble actually finding any mention of this clearly on the internet.
    I thought perhaps the offer started after I purchased mine, but found out that they bundled them before.
    Also I checked the Apple Store UK website and if you click on Apple Remote, it says,

    " Apple Remote with Mac
    Included with most new desktop and notebook Macs..."

    We both bought ours in Manchester.

    Thanks
     
  2. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    I believe Apple stopped bundling them. You may have picked up a newer one while your friend got one from a previous shipment which still included the remotes.
     
  3. JoshLV macrumors regular

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    I think that they stopped bundling them. My MBP didn't come with one either, so I had to purchase one seperately.
     
  4. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    Apple stopped bundling the remote with the newer Penryn based Macbooks. It's likely you got a newer Macbook and your friend didn't.
     
  5. kam760 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Yep, definitely did not have a remote with my BlackBook 2.4 Penryn 250GB, but I was able to get one for $20 at the Apple Store. All they have are those white ones. If you've got one now, just don't include it when you sell your MB! I picked-up my BlackBook at the end of February '08. :eek:
     
  7. jotamurray macrumors member

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    Otherwise try the salling clicker application. you can use your phone as a remote. The good thing is that your phone is always on you and the remote gets forgotten in any drawer at home.
     
  8. JonnyBlaze macrumors regular

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    This is my first post on the forums, just wanted to say thanks for mentioning salling clicker, it's a brilliant application for using your phone as a remote!! I didn't buy the apple remote as i figured i'd loose it or never remember to take it with me when i need it. Just tried this app now and it works great with my N95.
     
  9. Tania macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I didn't get one with my new Macbook, but my MBP had one, which of course I lost ages ago. :rolleyes:
     
  10. krypticos macrumors regular

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    yea they stopped bundling them they charge 20 dollars for them on there store
     

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