Keynote Remote (screenshot 007)

Following yesterday’s slew of updates to Pages, Keynote and Numbers on iOS and OS X, Apple has removed a standalone Keynote Remote application for the iPhone and iPad from the App Store.

Attempting to download Keynote Remote using the old iTunes link yields the message saying that “the item you’ve request is not currently available in the U.S. store”. As the app’s functionality is now folded into the latest Keynote for iOS/OS X update, Keynote Remote is no longer needed…

Firing up Keynote 6.1 for Mac and then going to the Remotes section of in-app settings will put up a dialog confirming that the app has been discontinued.

“We recommend installing Keynote 2.1 or later and using the new integrated remote feature,” the message reads.

Keynote 2.1 for iOS offers a remote feature on both the iPhone and iPad. And for the first time, the built-in remote control integration now makes it possible to control a presentation running on another iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.

The app’s been a free download with new iOS device purchases since last September.

Users of pre-September devices can purchase Keynote 2.1 for $9.99 in the App Store.

Are you sad to see Keynote Remote go?

  • Justin

    I miss it already.

  • Finally on longer screen and iPad!

  • Jason Baroni

    All I could ask was for an iOS 7 design, because it worked a lot. iSad

  • And i you have a old device… now you have to pay for remote…

  • CollegiateLad

    I’ve been emotional all morning.

  • Don Walker II

    I have no use for Keynote on my mobile device. All I need is the remote. Now I have to download the entire 444MB to do what I could with a 2.9MB app?

    • Jason Baroni


    • Jonathan

      Well done Apple. Well done. -_-

    • jack

      they hope that after installing the full Keynote you’ll end up using it and liking it

    • Nuno123

      Why not Apple keep the remote App and also adds this new feature in the Keynote? Bad call on this!

      • Inseltraeumer

        I just tested it and it seems that those who purchased the keynote remote app can still use it/redownload it from the purchased section on the AppStore. It’s not the iOS 7 design, but it works nonetheless. So not that much harm done if I’m not mistaken.

      • Philip Lafaurie

        Well the harm is what don walker is saying, now you have to download a 444mb file to control a keynote app on another device. This is a huge mistake on apple’s part and I hope they resolve this issue in the near future. Luckily I still have the old app.