Apple's worst ever design crime is here to stay

Magic Mouse
(Image credit: Apple)

Of everything Apple announced at this week's product launch event, the addition of six new Magic Mouse colours (designed to match the beautiful new iMacs) wasn't exactly headline news. But we couldn't help but notice that the device's charging port is still in the same place – which means Apple is, unbelievably, continuing to stick by one of its most wildly unpopular designs. 

The Magic Mouse 2 is a typically sleek-looking Apple peripheral, and even made our best mouse for Mac list. It's a solid option – until you need to charge it. 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. Could Apple really not have moved the charging port as well as adding the new colours this year?

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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.