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In October 2009 it was discontinued and superseded with the aluminum Apple Remote.
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!
The Apple IR Receiver or Apple Remote don't work. My Mac has no built-in IR receiver. How can I use an Apple Remote with it?
This remote requires an infrared (IR) receiver. The following IR receivers are supported by Remote Buddy 2 and compatible with Apple Remote (white):
Receivers with Wakeup badge can be used with Apple Remote (white) to wake the Mac from sleep.
|Battery||CR-2032 coin cell|
|Successor||Apple Remote (Aluminum)|