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2019 Annual Predictions

jbiatek31st December 2022 at 4:03pm
Winner: Federico

▶️ Episodes

🥇 Regular Picks

Federico Regular "There will be a new Apple news subscription service for content from select publications" 1
Stephen Regular "The Mac Pro will ship (in 2019 this time)" 1
  • Added mid-year: Must be able to order a Mac Pro by the end of 2019, they do not have to arrive in customer hands by the end of the year.
  • Ungraded: "I waffle on sticking with my iMac Pro"; he bought one almost immediately. Myke predicted that Stephen would buy a Mac Pro, exchange it for an iMac Pro, then buy another Mac Pro in 6 months.
Myke Regular "Apple will launch a subscription service featuring original video content" 1
Federico Regular "iOS gets a tabbed windows feature that all apps can implement" 1
  • "Tabbed windows" was acknowledged as an unclear phrase, and was intended to convey that one app could show two separate documents or views, similar to Safari's special side by side mode at the time.
Stephen Regular "The MacBook Escape will go away" 1
Myke Regular "On iOS 13, the iPad home screen features more than just app icons" 1

⚠️ Risky Picks

Federico Risky "Reminders gets a major update" 2
  • "(how do we decide major? — on stage at WWDC or we decide past that)"
  • Ungraded: "some features that Federico would like to see", the actual features that Federico talked about were not recorded in the document, but were: a new, more flexible design, easier and faster to add dates and notes, tags, saved searches, better Files integration
Stephen Risky "First ARM Mac ships" -1
  • Halfway through the year, Myke ups the ante: "If Stephen gets this right, I will buy you one, if the Mac Pro is an ARM Mac I will buy you the top of the line model."
Myke Risky "Apple releases an iPhone subscription service that bundles a device, AppleCare, and a selection of other Apple content services into one monthly payment" -1
  • "(Not just additional iCloud space)"
  • The free AppleTV+ trial with new devices combined with an iPhone Upgrade Program purchase is deemed to not count during grading.

🏆 Scores

  1. Federico: 4
  2. Myke: 1
  3. Stephen: 1

Myke wins the coin flip for second place, ending the Year of Stephen on a sour note.

Non-Graded Picks

Federico Non‑graded "AirPower is released and new AirPods are released" 0
Stephen Non‑graded "Someone on Apple's executive website will leave or be fired" 1
Myke Non‑graded "Over-ear headphones (i.e. HeadPods)" 0
  • Myke was a year off, as AirPods Max came out at the end of 2020.
Federico Non‑graded "Shortcuts 2.0 is showed off at WWDC with a new developer framework for apps" 1
  • "Shortcuts also gets folders and AirPlay actions in 2019."
Stephen Non‑graded "WWDC will introduce a multi-year plan to move macOS and iOS closer" 1
  • Mac Catalyst and SwiftUI deemed to fulfill this
Myke Non‑graded "2019 iPhones will start at a lower price than the 2018 iPhones" 1