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Apple Remote (white)

The white Apple Remote is an infrared (IR) remote from Apple originally released in October 2005. It supports low battery detection and pairing.

In October 2009 it was discontinued and superseded with the aluminum Apple Remote.

Use the Apple Remote with a new Mac

If you try to use an Apple Remote with a new Mac, you'll discover that it doesn't work. That's because today's Macs ship without the necessary IR receiver.

With Remote Buddy 2 and a Flirc USB, however, you can make it work - including pairing, wake from sleep and more!

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Compatible IR receivers

This remote requires an infrared (IR) receiver. The following IR receivers are supported by Remote Buddy 2 and compatible with Apple Remote (white):

Flirc
Wakeup

Flirc USB
Apple
Wakeup

Apple IR Receiver
Keyspan
Keyspan UIA-11
Various
MCE IR Receivers

Receivers with Wakeup badge can be used with Apple Remote (white) to wake the Mac from sleep.

Apps supporting Apple Remote (white)

macOS 10.12 and later
Remote Buddy 2.0
macOS 10.7 - 10.12
Remote Buddy 1.x

Further Reading
Last updated: 2020-06-20T11:36:22+00:00
Datasheet
VendorApple
ModelA1156
Technology Infrared
Device Type Remote
Buttons6
Battery CR-2032 coin cell
Rechargeableno
Availabilitydiscontinued
SuccessorApple Remote (Aluminum)