Mini doesn't come with an apple remote?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by shergill, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. shergill macrumors member

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    I just realized that the mini does not come with an Apple remote! That kinda sucks. Did you guys just order the apple one for $19 or did you get something better?
     
  2. Krafty macrumors 601

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    I still have the one that came with my 1st Gen MacBook. Even so, I don't use it much.
     
  3. SkyBell macrumors 604

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  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Yeah I bought like 5 of them a few months ago on the MR marketplace.

    And Apple has been selling the remote separately for a while now (over a year and half).
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    No, new ones doesn't come with it. That's so stupid, that thing costs .24$ to make and Apple sells it for 19$
     
  7. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    My original Mini came with one, so I kept it after I sold it an upgraded.
     
  8. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    Do any of the current Macs still come with the remote (iMac)? I use front row every so often but I have a remote that came with my MacBook in late 2007.
     
  9. Hellhammer Moderator

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    iMacs, no

    It's an option now, costs 19$, but you can use your MB's remote, it's the same
     
  10. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

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    Nope.

    I have one from my Macbook too though, and its more useful now that I have the iMac instead of the G5, but I still dont use it much.
     
  11. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    Honestly, the fact that Apple dropped the remotes is just annoying. They are nice to have, especially since I have several Apple TV's in the house and people misplace them because they are no bigger than a stick of gum.

    Apple should really update the remote actually. Currently, it has go to be on of the most overpriced Apple Products.
     
  12. shergill thread starter macrumors member

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  13. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    and probably cost about the same to make

    Its seriously the cheapest remote Ive ever used, like something from a cereal box. The $20 price is shocking.
     

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