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Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by depaulsunny, Nov 2, 2009.
I just got it today. The new apple remote unboxing pics..
unboxing final pic
do you have to pair it with your devices or does it work like the old remote ?
i ask because the remote that's controls my uMBP interferes with my wife's uMBP.
It works like the old remote.
Thanks OP. It still looks nice.
Side and back picture?
Is it just like the nano? Really thin and seamless?
is there a middle button on the big circle?
By the looks of the manual, yes. Select.?
That's affirmative. It is now a 7 button remote.
I have also attached the back and side pics.
happen to have the old remote to compare it to?
that remote looks very sweet... time to sell the old one and pick up one of there puppies...
I'm curious - is it still magnetic?
That remote is really long. I'm digging the aluminum body.
I read that it's not.
I take it the round bit is not a scroll wheel like on ipods?
1. Cool Aluminum body
2. Increased buttons to 7 buttons now
3. No scroll wheel functionality like iPod
4. Really thin (A quarter thick at edges and about 2 quarter thick in the middle)
5. Functions just like the old remote
6. REAAAALLLYY LOOOONG!! (As long as iPhone)
7. Width just shy of old remote
8 Battery compartment is, as everyone knows, at the back
I didn't like the long body at first. But after some use, I realized it feels more natural than the old remote which was held by fingers. It's soo thin if it hadn't been for the long body, it won't give a good grip.
After sometime it starts looking like starship keycard..
Somebody asked for comparison photos.. Here they are:
Good photos, great thread. Thanks depaulsunny.
No way! awesome. thanks!
It's the Macbook Air of remotes! lol
Wow. Everything I had read (from unofficial sources, i.e. here on the MacRumors boards) when this was announced was that it would be a click wheel. Which, by the way, I have been saying since the first remote came out is the way it should be if the remote were to be worthy of the Apple name.
I just got mine and I can confirm that the only difference from the old remote is more buttons, and a different shape and color/finish. I wouldn't have shelled out the 40 bucks for two if I had known this. Sorely disappointed.
does it control programs such as Keynote presentations and Itunes? If so how is this different to the Remote App on the Iphone that works through the network? Will it do anything extra or just convenience?
I do need a separate Iphone App to control both Keynote and Itunes and it does require a network connection
To anyone who has the new Apple Remote and the old, white model: Is there any reason to upgrade? I like that the new remote has a select key that is separate from the play/pause key (I like to use it with Plex and Front Row (Trying to get Plex to launch when menu button is pressed so I can completely replace Front Row), but not sure if its worth buying. My MBP is my media center (other then my XBMCed XBox), so having a nice easy to hold remote would be nice.
This was actually a useful thread. Thanks for sharing.
Great unboxing, much appreciated.
They really shrunk the packaging.
Yeah pretty soon they're are just going to start to paper wrap things..
Wooow the new remote is huge!
Do not want.
Wow. They took a tiny remote and made it huge. When talking about remotes, I'm not sure that's a good thing.