no Apple Remote?

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  1. Kalafut macrumors regular

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    so i went to apple.com and i went to go check out the new macbooks, i clicked on the blackbook, and i started to customize it and it asked me if i wanted an apple remote with it, and i was like huh?!?! i bought the last version of the macbook last christmas and it came with an apple remote. so with the new updated mac notebooks are they charging you for an apple remote?

    heres the link http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APP...9084001/wo/445hvB8jevht2W3UEh61oCcH4y2/9.?p=0
     
  2. JNB macrumors 604

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    Yes, they are.
     
  3. airjuggernaut macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, they're now cheaping it.
    They now don't include the remote, you gotta pay $20 for it.
     
  4. Kalafut thread starter macrumors regular

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    well thats gay as hell.
     
  5. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

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    Same thing happened with the iPods. In the first couple gens they shipped with a velvet-type bag, a remote and a dock. Now all of those are sold separate.
     
  6. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Yep, they are shipping without...

    the remote. I just got my BlackBook 2.4 250GB HDD on Wednesday, and that's the first thing I had to ADD to my purchase. It was $21.74 OTD, but if you have an one at home, you can set it up for your new MacBook by pressing the Menu & FF buttons at the same time with the remote held about 4" - 6" from the MacBook until the Music - Movies Screen appears on your screen. :cool:
     
  7. ItTakesII macrumors member

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    Aww man :( Guess I'll have to buy the remore then when I get my Macbook ...
     
  8. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

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    Noticed that the other day. That really sucks, I can't even find the remote for my MBP. It'll turn up eventually.
     
  9. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Which shows how much you use it... This is exactly why they are not including them anymore, not everyone needs one or uses one so it's a waste.
     
  10. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Gadzooks! You beat me to it. That's exactly what I was going to say. ;)
     
  11. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

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    Yah I was going to write that in my post but didn't :p If I use Frontrow I just use command+esc. I don't use it for Keynote presentations etc.
     
  12. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    I got one with my iMac, and one with my Blackbook, and have used them a total of 1 time just to check it out.
     
  13. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I use it in Keynote...

    and PowerPoint presentations several times a month, 12 months a year. :cool:
     
  14. Crossbone macrumors regular

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    i also use in for Keynote, when i do presentations at school. Other wise, i don't move it. I have 3, One unwrapped, one wrapped in plastic, and one still in the plastic sleeve thing. :apple:
     
  15. karenflower macrumors 6502a

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    No. Gay means happy, remember? This isn't a happy occasion, so it must be. . uh. . straight as hell. :p
     
  16. CarlsonCustoms macrumors 6502

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    I actually use mine all the time. I set my computer on my desk by my bed and when I go to lay down I listen to podcasts and I use the remote to change the volume, skip around etc. Its great so I can keep my lazy butt in bed!

    When I buy a new book I'm gonna keep my old remote when I sell my old book.


    zack
     
  17. ItTakesII macrumors member

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    This really is quite queer.
     
  18. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    I have four sitting around not being used, I could not care less then they now come extra... How many do we really need...?
     
  19. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    ur gay as hell

    jokes!
     
  20. tremendous macrumors 6502

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    just get up and press rewind if you need to see that scene from basic instinct again
     
  21. ItTakesII macrumors member

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    But that would actually require getting of your ass! :eek:

    :p
     
  22. Kalafut thread starter macrumors regular

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    well hell really isn't a happy place, so yes it is as gay as hell.
     

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