Apple has quietly updated its dedicated remote control on Tuesday to a new more metallic design to fit in with the iMac range.

The new remote, which is used for controlling your iPod or Apple's FrontRoom app on the Mac, will offer the same functionality of the previous model, just in a "nicer" more stylish design.

That means you get a menu, play, pause and d-pad to navigate around any Apple products introduced since 2005 that have a built-in infrared receiver.

The new Apple remote will cost £15 in the UK or $19 in the US and available, according to the Apple Store, in the next couple of weeks.