Apple Revamps Apple Remote

Apple snuck an extra product update into its iMac-fest on Tuesday with the release of a redesigned Apple Remote. The new model sheds its white plastic skin in favor of an aluminum shell that matches the iMac, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.

The aluminum Apple Remote

Along with its new body, the Apple Remote's Play/Pause button now sits below the Fast Play/Volume ring beside the Menu button. Like the model it replaces, the new remote transmits an IR signal and is compatible with Apple's remote-ready iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models, along with the Apple TV and iPod docks.

The aluminum Apple Remote is priced at US$19 and will ship in two to four weeks.