Apple Remote Aluminum Datasheet

Apple Remote Aluminum
Source: apple.com – Apple Remote Aluminum

The Apple Remote Aluminum is a remote control device designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2009 to 2022 as part of the Apple Remote series. The device was introduced on October 20, 2009, and its price started at $19.

The Remote’s original function was to enable navigation in Front Row, which allows users to browse and play music, view videos (DVDs and downloaded files), and browse photos.

The new version of Remote has been redesigned and now is thinner, longer, and finished in an aluminum housing. The new remote was released along with the 27-inch aluminum iMacs and multi-touch Magic Mouse. The Play/Pause button was moved out of the center of the directional buttons and put beside the Menu button (under the directional buttons).

The symbols for the Volume Up/Down and Next/Fast-forward buttons were replaced with small dots, to make it clear that the buttons were also used to move up, down, left, and right within menus. All of the buttons became black and embossed within the aluminum.

This Remote has been discontinued on October 18, 2022. Today Apple Remote Aluminum is 14 years old!

Apple Remote Aluminum Details

IntroducedOctober 20, 2009 – 14 years ago
DiscontinuedOctober 18, 2022 – 19 months ago
Time on the Market13 years
Model NumberA1294
Order NumberMC377LL/A
Original Price$19

System Requirements

  • Apple TV or Mac with infrared port

Remote Specs

Buttons7 – Menu, 2 x Play/Pause/Select, Volume Up, Next/Fast-forward, Volume Down, Previous/Rewind




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