No IR receiver in the new iMac ?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by wmy5, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. wmy5 macrumors regular

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    I found the Apple Remote is no longer a option when order the iMac, so does anybody know if Apple has removed the IR receiver? Thanks.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Most likely, in the same way they removed it from the most recent MBPs.
     
  3. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    But does the Apple Remote app work? Seems everyone owns an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad so if the app works there really isn't a huge need for the IR remote. Mine's in a drawer somewhere.
     
  4. wmy5 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So why not do that with Mac mini or Apple TV?
     
  5. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Guessing...

    Mac Mini design is a couple years old and the hole is in the case. Probably cheaper to continue with IR than cast a new mold without the hole.

    Apple TV - Probably because of the "TV" part. Some people expect a physical remote. But bet it get's phased out with ATV 3.
     
  6. iSayuSay macrumors 68030

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    Shame .. now the Apple logo in the front no longer hold any purpose. I love IR remote. No other fancy remote could do with the same batteries and no charge for 2 straight years. Especially iOS remote app :p
     
  7. palmerc2 macrumors 65816

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    Arghh that's not good. I use my IR remote all the time on my Alu 24", I'm going to be upgrading.

    Sure is a lot of stuff missing on this new iMac that really didn't need to be scrapped in my opinion.....DVD Drive (I have an external anyway), Audio-In, and now the IR sensor? Oh but wait, it's thinner and lighter...since its so important for a desktop.
     
  8. ihuman:D macrumors 6502a

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    And FireWire...
     

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