Apple’s Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse, and Magic Trackpad may switch from Lightning to USB-C in the spring of 2024, according to Weibo user “Instant Digital.” The updated accessories were expanded to debut with the 2023 iMac update, but didn’t.
If/when they arrive — and I suspect the rumor is true — let’s hope Apple fixes a major design flaw with the Magic Mouse: the inability to use it while it’s charging.
The charging port is still on the bottom of the mouse, which means you have to turn it over (upside down) and plug in a Lightning cable to juice it up. Sure, a fully charged Magic Mouse runs for about a month before needing more juice, but I should still be able to use it while it’s charging.
I’d love to see Apple come out with a mouse like one inspired by Yanko Design. As pictured, it would make the Magic Mouse more comfortable to use, and also gives it a new, highly-needed feature in the form of a wireless charging mousepad!
Here’s a Magic Mouse Pro concept from Yanko Design.
Here’s what Yanko Design says about its concept: Created by designer Kevin Clarridge who spent a good 3 months just reviewing the shapes and forms of various ergonomic mice, the Apple Magic Mushroom Mouse (I honestly just love the name) fixes two of the most nagging problems with the mouse’s current design – firstly, the horrendously ill-designed charging system, and secondly, its poor ergonomics. With an elongated wrist-support, and a base that allows you to wirelessly charge the mouse, the Magic Mushroom Mouse positions itself as the ‘Pro’ in the mouse category. After all, the iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and AirPods have Pro variants, so why not the mouse??