Is there any magnet in the new iMacs?

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  1. lowbb macrumors newbie

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    is the magnet used to hold apple remote still there?:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Nope. It's goneski. I guess the aluminium case would sufficiently shield any magnet underneath it so it wouldn't work any way. Bit of a bugger though - it was a neat feature with the old iMacs.
     
  3. phillipjfry macrumors 6502a

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    I guess in a sense I won't miss the magnet on the side since I usually leave it on the headboard of my bed. But still, I'd rather have it and not need it, then need it and not have it. :)

    Now we will have massive amounts of "i lost my remote" threads in numbers of biblical proportions. The end is neigh!
     
  4. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    I've said it before, but I'll say it again... There is nothing a little duct-tape can't handle. :D
     
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    "Super Glue: The 'one time' approach" :)
     
  6. macenforcer macrumors 65816

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    Check out this new invention I just saw on engadget.com


    Its called VELCRO!
     
  7. Queso macrumors G4

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    How long is it before Steve introduces "really cool" Apple Remote lanyards? :D
     
  8. macenforcer macrumors 65816

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    Or imac PANTS with pockets. Better than ipod socks.
     
  9. daneoni macrumors G4

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    THere was a thin strip of tape on the left of the imac after i removed the glass cover. Thats what im using to hold the remote, works like a charm.....for now at least.
     
  10. mavherzog macrumors 6502

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    I'm surprised that the magnets that hold the glass in place won't secure the remote.
     
  11. Queso macrumors G4

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    Heh heh. Pants means something different in the UK :)
     
  12. ale500 macrumors regular

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    Glass being hold by a magnet ?

    Being that Aluminium is not ferromagnetic, it does not interfere the magnetic field. That is not the reason why they removed the magnet...

    BTW, since when glass can be hold by a magnet ?, Maybe the galss used to shield cars againt bullets... but I doubt they will use that in the iMac, no ?, may be it has a metallic frame (iron alloy) ?
     
  13. mavherzog macrumors 6502

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    I guess there are metal strips glued to the back (on the edges, of course). All it takes is a decent suction cup to remove the glass.
     
  14. j/k/Andy macrumors regular

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    Wouldn't the white remote look a bit odd with the new model? Maybe if the remote came in black?
     
  15. diehardmacfan macrumors regular

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    ckeck out this video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPYhfsH9onA

    in the beginning you see the apple remote being held on to the black border around the screen, which looks to be by a magnet that is holding the glass on.
     
  16. mavherzog macrumors 6502

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    Well? There ya go. :)

    I figured if it was strong enough to hold the glass on, it should be able to secure the remote.
     
  17. diehardmacfan macrumors regular

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    so apple just moved the location of the magnet for the remote, im not sure if you can stick the remote along any portion of the black border, i guess putting it there is easier to get then with it along the side of the imac.
     
  18. wpwj40e macrumors regular

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    Was at the Apple store today - the "genius" and I tried all over the iMac to get the remote to "stick". Not working. Ended with several sales people and 2 genius's trying to get the remote to stick and then they tried them on several machines. If there is a magnet on the new iMacs to hold - it will take more than a genius to find:)

    Therese
     
  19. MaskedPhantom macrumors regular

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    "Pretty cool, huh?" :rolleyes:
     
  20. MaskedPhantom macrumors regular

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    I love Wikipedia. ;)
     
  21. Southern macrumors regular

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    Lol pants.
     
  22. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    You can get it to stick on the black border... Just not very securely.
     
  23. Imidazole macrumors regular

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    Or simply put it on TOP of the iMac. They are the same width, and it's a perfect fit.
     
  24. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    The magnetic permeability of aluminium is 1. The same as air (and most plastics). I think Apple decided that the remote just didn't look right sitting on the iMac.
     
  25. jimsoff macrumors member

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    I'd like to know where on the imac you got it to stick? It doesn't work on my 24 inch.

    People need to stop pretending that it'll stick to the imac. Just get over it. It's not that big of a deal. Damn.

    Sorry, just a bit heated about how everyone was all "OMGWTFBBQ THERE ISNT A MAGNET FOR THE REMOTE". Jeez. I just put it on the stand for the imac, also where I keep my pen and sticky notes.
     

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