And the end result would be that, while charging, the mouse would still be fully functional; indeed, this mode would still be so useful that a lot of folks (myself included!) would just use it as a corded mouse most of the time and only unplug when needed.
So here’s the thing.
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And that right there, I’d be willing to bet, is the problem: Apple has decided that it doesn’t want you to do that. Having carefully designed a wireless mouse, it doesn’t want users ruining the user experience by habitually using it as a corded one. By making it impossible to use the mouse with the cord in they’ve neatly prevented that.

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