It appears that Apple is ditching the remote control on the latest retina-display MacBook Pro. Our side-by-side comparisons yesterday revealed the new hardware doesn't have an infra-red receiver. The news compelled a reader to contact Apple's support service, which apparently confirmed that the accessory won't work on the new laptop. We'll keep you updated when we know more.
Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (early 2015)
Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch with Retina Display (mid 2014)