Hey Tim C.! how the heck do I change the volume level on my new $4000 iMac while I'm in bed!!!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ambientdaw, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. ambientdaw macrumors member

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    Arrrrrgh! Really miss that remote on my MBP2011. I cannot BELIEVE this computer does not have an infrared. Really disappointing. Sorry to post about things I don't like. It is a very good computer (even though in some ways it is running like a 3-year old computer! I thought El Capitan was dialed in by now....).

    Am i the only one who wants to FF a song or change the volume of music coming out of my wonderful iMac speakers? !!
     
  2. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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    Use an iPhone or iPad and the Apple Remote app. If you're using iTunes you will be able to FF, select playlists, change volume etc
     
  3. Ray Brady macrumors 6502

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    If you want a dedicated device you can keep by your bedside, iPod Touches are available as low as $139.
     
  4. ambientdaw thread starter macrumors member

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    So the iPod would control the iMac through the Apple Remote app mentioned above?
     
  5. mildocjr macrumors 65816

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    If you still have the apple remote it should still interact with your iMac, I have a 2013 iMac and my old Apple TV remote still works for turning down the volume although with these thin bezels I have no place to attach the remote.
     
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    Logitech bluetooth apple keyboard, k760.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    Call me crazy but I'd say get out of bed and change the volume.
     
  9. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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    Wow, you actually spent 4000$ on an iMac? Their prices really go up that high?
     
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    Funny how other countries than the US also have a currency called the dollar. :p
     
  11. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Did the OP say that the built-in speakers on the iMac are "wonderful"?
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    But the OP has his location set to California
     
  13. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Duh, because the differences in gravity out of the bed vs in it.
     

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  14. automactic macrumors newbie

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    You could also use chrome remote desktop.
     
  15. mikzn macrumors 6502

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    Call me lazy but I hate to get out of bed to change the volume :D
     
  16. ambientdaw thread starter macrumors member

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    alright let's say "sufficient" or "better than my MBP speakers"
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    thanks!
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    Will the Apple Remote app work with the iPod Touch? I wanted to get one anyway, to have a dedicated music-player before Apple makes all-things-music-as-we-know-it go away forever. Hope they come out with a bigger one this fall. I noticed there is no "iPod" link at the top of their website anymore...... !!
     
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    I can't see why it wouldn't work, it doesn't rely on any cellular features.
     
  19. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    How much is an iMac in Zimbabwe dollars? Does the number fit on the 21" screen or do you need an iMac with 27" screen?
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    Might not have been US$, there are lot of cheaper dollars. And an iMac with everything on the US store is $4,099 plus tax.
     
  20. jerwin, Sep 1, 2016
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    i7 (of course)
    m395x (you still hold out hope of gaming on the machine)
    1TB flash (because hard drives are so 20th century)
    32 GB of Apple installed memory (because you're an idiot)

    total price $4099 (US, before taxes)

    @ambientdaw 's actual machine is $3250 + 16 GB third party ram + taxes.
     
  21. Larry-K macrumors 68000

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    Oh, i'm sure you can spend that much, I think a Maxed out Mini is $2600 USD.

    I just don't take iMacs seriously.
     
  22. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I'm sure that hurts their feelings
     
  23. Larry-K macrumors 68000

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    We keep a dozen or so in the shop, and we just had another two fail last week. Same old thing "Bad motherboard, Oops, I meant Bad Power Supply....".
     
  24. jerwin macrumors 65816

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    It's just not a mac, if isn't slow and plodding.
     
  25. Larry-K macrumors 68000

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    Well, let's face it, the iMac's primary function is to look "thinner", even though, the only time you can tell it's thinner is when you're viewing it on the side, which is not a particularly productive view.

    I'd be more impressed if those thin edges didn't taper out into a "Baby Bump" at the center, but not much more.
     

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