For as many Apple products that have been well-received and loved by the masses, Apple has also created some questionable pieces of technology — gadgets so wildly-unpopular and bizarre in nature, their time in the limelight was not only short-lived, but their legacy was forever etched in stone as a flub. Here are the top five most unpopular Apple products.
5. Apple’s Original USB Mouse (1998)
Apple’s original USB-connected mouse (affectionately known as “the hockey puck”) was, and probably always will be, the quirkiest pointing device the world has ever seen. Apple released this mouse as a bundled accessory with the original, Jony Ive-designed iMac G3 that was unveiled at Macworld 1998. Most early iMac adopters, though, were graphic designers and creative professionals — and they for the most part loathed this mouse for a very good reason: its perfectly circular shape rendered it impossibly difficult to grasp and maneuver.
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