Apple's 4 biggest design crimes

Four products that were Apple design crimes on an orange background
(Image credit: Apple / Future)

Apple is a company that’s firmly associated with great design. It’s what it’s built its name on. But even Apple has its off days, and sometimes it even stubbornly sticks to infuriating design decisions that feel like flaws to many users.

Below we recap four of Apple’s worst designs, from last year's infamous Apple Pencil dongle to the frustrating Magic Mouse and the ‘trashcan’ Mac Pro. See our pick of the best Apple deals for savings on Apple products that got things right, but in the meantime, let's take a moment to marvel at Apple’s biggest design crimes.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.