• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    UUUUUGGGGHHHHH! A waste now!

    • Written by from Fontana

    So I was all excited to get this remote cause I have oodles of movies stored on a hard drive and was thinking how nice this would be utilizing Front Row. So I drove 30 mins to the nearest Apple Store and all the way back....open it up and press the menu button...and NOTHING! No movie...no front row. It somehow went unmentioned that THERE IS NO FRONT ROW IN THE LION OPERATING SYSTEM!

    This now renders the Apple Remote utterly useless other than starting and stopping your song in itunes. BOO! Totally not worth the purchase! Now I am gonna have to make a trip to the nearest apple store again (gas=$$$) and return this ASAP!


    56 of 65 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great In OS X Lion

    • Written by from Roxton Pond

    Besides controlling iTunes, it works great for Powerpoint Presentations.

    22 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Sao Paulo

    Funciona sim no lion!
    Works on Lion!

    É só procurar na internet como baixar o Front Row
    Just search on internet how to download Front Row for Lion.

    Muito bom e pratico!
    Great remote

    17 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no more front row?

    • Written by from Edison

    extremely disappointed. i used the remote to control front row every day. now with the lion os it is completely useless and merely controls the volume for itunes. apple needs to do something about this soon.

    66 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why would they disable something that worked so well?

    • Written by from London

    I have an autistic boy who taught himself to use the Apple remote. He likes to watch movies on Front Row (a lot). After installing the Lion "upgrade", the "menu" part of the remote no longer works. Now we have to be around to start the movie (and shut it down) for him. I tried the remote to our Apple TV thinking the batteries might be weak in the original remote - nope, same thing! I even went as far as to buy a new battery for the remote. Still nothing.

    Why would Apple push something through like this? Now the remote is a volume control for the iMac, and not much more.

    This is going to cause a lot of frustration until Apple fixes this.

    173 of 187 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with OS X Vista (I mean Lion)

    • Written by from Vine Grove

    This was a very nice tool with Snow Leopard, worked great! Since I upgraded to Lion (they removed Front Row), it only controls iTunes - when I say it controls iTunes, I mean you can play a song or video that is already selected but you cannot change the selection. Additionally, you can control the volume; otherwise, it is useless now.

    1167 of 1535 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Is little use in Lion at the moment

    • Written by from Milton keynes

    This was a fantastic gadget for Snow Leopard and i would have given 5 stars. However now i have upgraded to Lion it does little else than control the volume in iplayer as Front Row no longer exists. Please bring back Front Row for Lion!!

    146 of 157 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    does not work with the new OS X lion update!!

    • Written by from worcester

    It does not work with this new os x lion update, actually ONLY THE VOLUME is working at the moment. Any solution for that?? why was front row removed... very disappointed in part...
    used to work great with my iMac... hope they make an update for the remote... otherwise there will be no use anymore...
    used to be 5 stars, can't give more than one right now !! :(

    63 of 68 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Remote I loved no longer works in full with Lion

    • Written by from West Des Moines

    I was very un-pleased to discover that the Apple remote was reduced to a volume control with the new update of OS X Lion. With the removal of FrontRow I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this remote. I would like to see them bring other software to the table, but I'm afraid Apple has limited vision on the future of the Apple remote. Perhaps there will be a work-around in the coming days. For now, the Apple remote is a paper-weight. It gets 2 stars out of five... It used to get a perfect 5!

    49 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Runs multiple devices at the same time

    • Written by from Phoenix

    I have my Mac desk top and Apple TV in the same room. The remote drives me crazy because it will control both my Mac and apple tv at the same time. To picture how frustrating this can be, imagine every time u start a show on Netflix it starts up my music on my computer at the same time. Then if u attempt to stop the music you of course stop the show at the same time. (even if computer is in sleep mode it will pull it out of it)

    I have basically deemed It obsolete and just use my iPad as the remote. The only issue with this is if I leave the house with my iPad my family is SOL if they want to watch TV

    45 of 82 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not up to my expectations for Apple.

    • Written by from Fairfield

    From a purely functional standpoint the remote performs as advertised. However from an ergonomics standpoint it is terrible. It is too small to be held comfortably in the hand, even for someone with small hands. The buttons are awkwardly placed and require you to adjust your grip to operate it. The click wheel from the ipod is mimicked in the design but it is in fact a faux click wheel that is really a directional pad. You can advance through menus by pressing => but you cant back through them the same way, you have to hit the awkward menu button. Until apple updates this I wouldn't waste my money. The Remote App for iphone or ipod is far superior, easier to use and has more functions.

    28 of 50 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Three months life?

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I got an Apple TV as a gift, while very impressed by the features of the Apple TV, my disappointment came when the remote control stopped working at three months of use, I thought it was a battery issue, so I replaced it, just to notice that the original was corroded already it just did not work with the new battery I put in.

    28 of 46 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    My Hands Hate The "New" Apple Remote

    • Written by from Santa Fe

    To the point - the sharp metal edges do not feel good in my hands - the placement of the 'Menu' button is awkward - the 'wheel' around the 'select' button is hard to locate by touch alone - the battery cover on the back is a tactile distraction and is hard to 'close' - the metal finish gets clammy and damp from being held.

    PUL-LEAZE - do something with the design of the Apple Remote - this metal thing is really not good - and I am a 1988-to-the-present SUPER APPLE FAN - There's almost nothing to complain about regarding Apple designs - but this one is TERRIBLE!

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't drop it

    • Written by from Coral Gables

    Nice looking product, but drop it 2 feet on a tile floor and it will never work again.

    23 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    apple remote

    • Written by from newton abbot

    it has a beautiful aluminium case and brilliant black buttons. seems to be missing the apple logo.

    i have just brought one and i was really excited about it and then i found out that it doesn't work with the new white macbook uni-body which i found very irritating because i'm going to either have to sell it or buy an IR receiver... so watch out if you are buying one because it doesn't state whether it works with the new white macbook. But it works with the old one, Crazy.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad

    • Written by from Ottawa

    I love the look of the new remote it matches well with the macbook pro iMac and mac pro However it still uses IR which is outdated and doesn't always work as desired. Range is limited and CANNOT be obstructed whatsoever. I wish the next remote to use 2.4GHz wireless technology.

    24 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by

    I was so freaked out when I first saw my mom use it. After discovering it I never touched my computer again.

    23 of 43 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited navigation- nice design

    • Written by from Hillsdale

    This new aluminum remote is definitely better than the previous plastic one, that resembled an iPod shuffle. The buttons click easily, and there aren't thousands of buttons that you have to memorize. But, unless you have apple TV and lost the remote, or you need a new remote for your mac/iPod dock, then you wouldn't need this accessory.
    -Recommended as a replacement part-

    24 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Vancouver

    I thought this remote was great when I initially got it, but had no idea that it could put your computer to sleep! Why isn't in a description somewhere?! Once I found this out, I upgraded my thoughts to amazing!

    Wish there was a way to exit Front Row quicker than pressing 'menu' a bunch of times.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Durable

    • Written by from empire

    I bought the apple remote for my macbook pro about a year ago and since then it has been washed and dried in the laundry twice and it still works! Plus it only shows small signs of abused (ex. the edges are shinier and more polished looking than the rest of the body.) This is one of my smartest purchases for my mac.

    19 of 21 people found this useful