Apple removes Keynote Remote from the App Store following Keynote 2.1 for iOS update

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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?