Apple's most infamous design crime is still infuriating users

The two, black and white, Apple Magic Mouse options.
(Image credit: Future)

If there's one company known for its design nous, it's Apple. From the iPhone to the iPad, everything just works. Well, almost everything. Curpertino's finest has been known to make the odd design mistake – but none seem to infuriate the internet quite as much as the Magic Mouse 2's mind-bogglingly poor charging solution (solution being a strong word).

It's a typically sleek-looking Apple peripheral, and even made our best mouse for Mac list. But as soon as you need to charge it, the product instantly becomes useless. In possibly Apple's most mind-boggling design decision ever, it placed the lightning port on the bottom of the mouse, rendering it utterly unusable while being charged. And judging by the endless torrent of tweets about it, this one trips up Apple users every single day. Once again it's at the top of Reddit's MildyInfuriating page, and daily tweets continue to bemoan the inelegant design.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.