I'm really really unhappy with Apple today. I picked up my new MBP retina 15" yesterday and was planning on doing some presentations with it using Keynote and my existing apple remote. I should have checked, but the new retinas won't work with the apple remote. No IR port. Not to worry, there is the Keynote app for iphone which incorporates the old keynote remote app (discontinued). Great. I don't really want to use something as bulky as my phone (and it's case) during a presentation, but if I'm forced to I'll get over that. No I won't. I won't get the chance to. Not only do I have the top spec macbook, I also have an iphone 5. For Keynote on ios7 (iphone) to work with Keynote on my mac they have to be connected. Simple you would think, but you'd be wrong. Very wrong. The first venue I have to make a presentation doesn't have a wifi network, so I won't be connecting either my mac or my phone to an existing network. Not a problem I thought. I'll create a network from the mac wifi menu. Did that, connected the iphone. No joy with connecting the two versions of Keynote over that network. Not deterred, but slightly more angry with Apple I settled on connecting over bluetooth instead. Aaaaarrrrrgggghhhh. The iphone 5 and macbook pro don't play nice over bluetooth. I got them paired only for them to un-pair themselves again and the phone to tell me that the macbook was unsupported. It then had the tenacity to suggest I forget the device. So what's the upshot? Beats me. I have a perfectly good remote that was nice and inconspicuous, although looked nice if it was noticed - no good to me on my new mac. I have keynotes on my iphone now just so that I can use that as a remote, but it won't connect to my macbook. I have wasted several hours of my life finding out that this is the case. I really thought that moving from a macbook to a macbook pro I'd be getting something that was at least as useful to me, not just more powerful. I was wrong. It's a disgrace. Do Apple think that nobody will do presentations with a MBP retina? Do I really have to resort to using my 9 year old macbook (which looks every day of that 9 years old at least) to do my presentations, while my shiny new, uber-powerful macbook pro sits at home gathering dust? Please somebody tell me there is a SIMPLE solution to this that I've missed. Something that works as well as the Apple remote works with my old macbook. P.s. Using the old macbook really isn't an option for me. I replaced it because it really doesn't work very well any more. It's had a long and very hard life.