Apple Disasters: A Look at the Products that Flopped

With the success of the iPod and iPhone, Apple has become celebrated for sleek devices that fly off the shelves. But deep in the annals of Apple history are a number of products that were commercial flops.

Apple hockey puck mouse

While Steve Jobs exclaimed that the "hockey puck" mouse was the best mouse ever created, it was in reality ergonomically uncomfortable and functionally inefficient to use. Thankfully, the circular form of the hockey puck mouse has disappeared, yet the mouse still makes cameo appearances in a variety of "Worst Tech Products in History" lists. Which Mac sported the awful hockey puck mouse?

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