• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple from the start

    • Written by from Melbourne

    I could tell I hadn't wasted a cent when I went to setup the remote, why? Because their was no setup literally works out of the box: no on button, batteries included and best of all no pairing needed to work but is an option if you want added security.
    Something else few people know is that this remote is the best for Keynotes, it's not bulky and all the included buttons do the job when presenting a Keynote.
    Arguably one of the best iPod/iPhone/Mac accessories in both usage and design.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great remote for Apple TV!

    • Written by from Greenwood

    This is a great remote for Apple TV and the universal iPod dock with infrared sensor. It has great durability and always transmits signals when in range. Battery life is good too.
    Note: Do NOT buy for a Mac with OSX Lion! Front Row is gone so this remote is useless for controlling a Mac!

    39 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Menu Button for Remote: Why?

    • Written by from Charleston

    Like other posters here I find the inclusion of the remote to be of little value with Lion. The Menu button provides no useful function and navigation through iTunes (scrolling up or down and playing or pausing is very limited. I used to use Front Row quite a bit when sitting across the room and wanted to switch between music (artists, albums, songs), movie, or other features. Please bring back Front Row or a similar feature for Lion. It was very handy.

    87 of 93 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost a Paperweight.

    • Written by from SAULT SAINTE MARIE

    With Front Row being phased out the remote is now semi-uselessl. The remote will work with iTunes, but it's buggy and the Menu button on the remote has almost no functionality with Lion.

    73 of 78 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Please make apple remote menu button compatible with lion...

    • Written by from London

    i really liked apple remote. i used to listen to music and watch movie using front row but as soon as i upgraded to lion i cannot do anything with the remote as my menu button is not working anymore with lion.
    So please apple do something so that we can use apple remote and enjoy front row. we have paid for this product but its useless now....

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from huntley

    Now that I have upgraded to the almighty Lion I cannot use my remote anymore because Front Row which is on snow leopard has been taken off, Quick assemble the Geniuses and lets have the remote compatible with Lion.

    49 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It looks as good as it feels

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I really like the design kinda like my macbook pro and that's a huge plus. Please keep making product like this. Bought it today and used it for 1 hour and I am completely overdrawn to it. I can't even use my keyboard buttons when watching a movie right now.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Lincoln

    This is one of the most beautifully designed and built products that I have ever seen in my life. The menu and center buttons are slightly concave and your fingers sit very nicely on them (seriously). The case is a single piece of aluminum (no seams except for the battery cover, buttons, and IR transmitter of course). Matches perfectly with the Mac computers’ latest designs. Simple and perfect.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Front Row

    • Written by from Indianola

    Apple, while I may enter into a fierce argument debating whether I am the biggest MAC supporter out there, I digress. PLEASE BRING BACK FRONT ROW, or do something so that the remote works with Lion. That's the entire reason that I bought the thing!!!!!!!! Please do something!!!!!

    55 of 61 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from New Castle

    Okay I've been an aggressive Apple fan every since I bought my first Apple MacBook Pro and I've never looked back on that decision. Apple has always been quick to fix a problem or at least address the issue and resolve it in some unique way (i.e. the antennae problem with iPhone 4). However when I downloaded LION and found out that the MENU button was not working I went online to find at least an explanation. Instead I see hundreds of comments by unsatisfied Apple customers but nothing from Apple. Apple, what gives here? At least give us an explanation and don't go hiding from us. When you don't respond you give us the feeling that you are not being truthful or honest with us. Come on....what's up? How you could you just overlook the MENU button on one of your components? I can't believe you just forgot. But at least give us some comment. Please don't start acting like the other companies. Steve Jobs...speak up for us out here. Either fix the problem or recall the remotes. I'm not angry. I'm not mad. Just a little disillusioned.

    102 of 113 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product if using with Snow Lepord.. otherwise.. useless with Lion!!!!

    • Written by from Harrow Weald

    I love apple. I think they show so much class in product design and go-to-market than any other manufacturer out there! However.. with this.. Steve.. (even though you've gone).. apple did a bit of a BOO BOO! Seriously.. to miss out front row with Lion.. surely someone in the development team must have tested this and realised this didn't work. It's like polishing up a brand new mustang and selling it to customers without any tyres. Looks good to sit in but ain't gone take you very far. Come on apple. Please please make an update for Lion and get this out for us Lion customers. Gosh, imagine what life will be like WITH the new apple remote as a means to guide us through our very own desired content! P.s. still buy the darn thing.. its just so lovely to look at. Might frame mine.

    135 of 146 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Remote's most important Menu button doesn't work with Lion!!

    • Written by from Singapore

    The current Apple Remote is a work of art - beautifully crafted, though too much bigger than the old white Apple Remote which was the size of a chewing gum pack - that was neat. While the new remote looks beautiful with it's aluminum finish, the all important Menu button doesn't work with Lion! Apple, please look into this quickly - worst still, I ordered my Apple Remote along with the new 15" MBP that comes loaded with Lion, and I was not told or neither was it indicated anywhere that this remote will note have full functionality with the Lion OS! So, you've sold me a volume control for SGD28!! Please do something about this asap.

    156 of 166 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple remote doesn't work on OS X Lion

    • Written by from Greve in Chianti

    The apple remote works perfectly on OS X Snow Leopard!!!
    But after the upgrade (Snow Leopard -> Lion) the apple remote doesn't work.
    The menu button does't work, in fact you can't choose photos, slide shows of your albums, movies and many other things in the menu screen.

    91 of 95 people found this useful

  • 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!


    57 of 66 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.

    68 of 74 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.

    180 of 196 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.

    1200 of 1612 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!!

    148 of 159 people found this useful