I created a project using Amarino and Arduino to control an Android phone using an Apple remote.
The basic architecture is this
Apple Remote -> IR Receiver -> Arduino -> Bluetooth Shield -> Amarino -> Android
You can read more about the project at http://sudarmuthu.com/arduino/iandroidremote. The source code and schematics are available at https://github.com/sudar/iAndroidRemote
Have a look at it and let me know if you have any feedback/comments. Thanks!