Does Apple Remote Come With MacBook?

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  1. hwmbrogden macrumors member

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    So I was just looking around on some unboxing sites and I saw the Apple remote within the box of the macbook. Does the remote come with all models of the macbook now?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No. From:http://www.apple.com/macbook/specs.html
     
  3. hwmbrogden thread starter macrumors member

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    ahh crap. how much do those things run? I would assume that the infrared isnt included on the computer either?
     
  4. schizoidwoman macrumors regular

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    The title of this thread amused me (I get amused at semantics, what can I say?) because it reads as if the remote has a free MacBook with it, rather than the other way round!
     
  5. schizoidwoman macrumors regular

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    The Apple store sell them and they are £15 in the UK but you can get them on eBay and what have you. I use the remote from my iMac if I need one, they are all the same.

    Sorry for the double post, by the way, I confused myself.
     
  6. hwmbrogden thread starter macrumors member

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    Necessary? No. Relevant to the topic? No.
     
  7. Max Archer macrumors member

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    At least with the Unibody Pro, the remote works fine, and doesn't require anything else to operate. Tried the one that came with my early-model Pro when I got my Unibody one, it was kinda fun controlling both computers at once!
     
  8. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    The infrared port is included in all macbooks. It's just the remote you'll be needing.

    Not that it's of much help now, but macbooks used to come with a free Apple Remote. They just don't now.
     
  9. hwmbrogden thread starter macrumors member

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    Perfect perfect. thank you for clearing that up. I might pick one up.
     
  10. joelovesapple macrumors 6502a

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    Wow. I can't believe that they don't include remotes any more. That is a bit odd - or does the competition do it as well? :rolleyes:

    Oh well, if you can get one easily I guess it isn't a problem. Enjoy your mac :).
     
  11. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    The Mac Mini includes a remote but the MacBook does not
     
  12. avihappy macrumors 6502

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  13. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    You forgot that the iMac does too. But the Mac Pro (tower) and Xserve don't even have iR...:)
     

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