Does this still work on IR technology? The description says that it works anywhere in the room. Does that mean it's wifi or bluetooth?

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    No, still infrared. It just might have a stronger signal, thus the "anywhere in the room" part.

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  • Anywhere in the room that's in sight of the IR receiver on the whatever... It's still IR, pretty much the same as the old one...

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  • "Anywhere in the room" would allow infrared to work. It doesn't mean that it uses a non-directional wireless technology.

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  • As stated in the item description:
    "Compatible with Apple products introduced in 2005 or later that have a built-in INFRARED (IR) receiver."

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  • From the product Overview: "Compatible with Apple products introduced in 2005 or later that have a built-in infrared (IR) receiver." This indicates that it must rely on that infrared (IR) technology, just as all the previous remotes did.

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  • Nope. It still works with IR technology.

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  • It still works on IR technology. It works anywhere in the room as long as you have line-of-sight

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  • For unfortunate reasons known only to Apple (and I'm not even sure about that) all Apple remotes, including this one, use infrared line-of-sight technology.

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  • I'm fairly certain it still uses the IR tech.

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