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Graphikos

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Wii owners?
Wii? From 2006? While true a more up-to-date example is the Switch JoyCon. It would have cost Apple like $0.40 to add an accelerometer so I don't think it was omitted because of cost. U1 chip omitted because of cost? Maybe, but I also doubt it. Even the aforementioned JoyCon "only" costs $40 which has far more technical functionality than the $60 remote. It's all just Apple being Apple.
 

Chiromac81

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Nov 18, 2018
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I assume that there wasn't much use of the accelerometer/gyroscope outside gaming so they thought it wasn't worth the extra cost.

Still, a shame that they removed that as it locks you out of games that were designed to work with the base TV without an additional gamepad. And they are really pushing Apple Arcade.
BOWLING!
 

coolfactor

macrumors 604
Jul 29, 2002
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Vancouver, BC
Still can’t believe they didn’t put a freaking airtag inside it.

Yes, the Gen 1 remote is tiny and thin and easy to lose between couch cushions, but I don't need my iPhone to find it. That's just tech overkill.

The Gen 2 remote (which brings back the awesome all-aluminum shell!) is bigger and less likely to get lost, so you can't apply the same thinking to it.

Are people walking out of the room with their TV remotes enough for them to get lost? Seems puzzling to me.
 

xpxp2002

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May 3, 2016
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Whoa...didn't know the current remote had a gyroscope and accelerometer inside.

Still, guess I need to muster up some faux outrage and stomp my feet. Thanks a lot, Apple. :( TC needs to go.
Yep. Whenever you pick up the remote after the ATV Home Screen dims, it wakes the screen up.

Honestly, I had no idea it was actually designed that way for gaming.
 
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Macintosh IIvx

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Doesn't seem a big deal. Most people complained the remote sucked for gaming anyways. You can get a decent Bluetooth controller for $20 if that's what you wanna do with your Apple TV.

I'm sure Apple looked at just how many game on the Apple TV when making the decision. It's a very very small percentage.
 

hot-gril

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Jul 11, 2020
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Wii owners?
Phillips cdi owners also play games with a TV remote.

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Even comes with an enclosed instruction booklet.
 

AdeFowler

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I’m struggling a bit to understand the need for the U1 chip... but maybe my sofa is smaller than the average ?

I’m guessing it’s only a matter of time before a third-party manufacturer comes up with a case that will accommodate an Airtag.
 
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Macintosh IIvx

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Not really, whilst CPU performance got a slight increase, the GPU is slightly weaker. So overall, meh.
Wat? The A12 Bionic beats the older A10X by about an average of 30% in nearly every GPU performance test.

 

tranceking26

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With controller support it's either coz they want you to use your consoles controller or maybe they'll start selling 3rd party controllers, or make their own.
 

IllinoisCorn

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I guess they gave up on the idea of making it Wii like.

It's really too bad---I had such high hopes for the A-whatever version released in 2015.

Could have been a great little gaming machine with motion and gestures.
 
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