In order to use Finder.app, you have to first learn the basics of graphic design. Because if you don’t, how would you be able to tell the positive space of an icon from the negative space of it, and click on the correct area in order to select the item?
Apparently the fruit company knows what item you want to select when you are clicking. It just wants to punish you for not being a good graphic design student (or maybe punish the developer for not embracing the Big Sur style icon).
Hilarious. I think you could argue for not accepting the clicks outside of the icon, but clicking into the donut hole should select the donut. I can’t quite remember if it was in earlier versions of macOS or in Windows Explorer, but I’ve had similar problems when trying to select Finder/Explorer items and clicking into the empty space inside the
0 of e.g. a Date Modified timestamp, instead of hitting the number’s actually visible pixels.