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2020 October Rickies

jbiatek21st January 2022 at 4:58pm
Donation: $100 Donator: Federico Flexies winner: Stephen Winner: Federico

▶️ Episodes

🥇 Regular Picks

Federico Regular "The new iPhones will carry a new design inspired by the iPad Pro/iPhone 4" 1
  • "Flat sides"
Myke Regular "Apple announces 4 phones, but in only 3 sizes" 1
Stephen Regular "ProMotion does not come to new iPhones" 1
Federico Regular "One of the new iPhones will not have the USB charger in the box" 1
Myke Regular "Apple gives another extended free period of TV+ with new product purchases, even if you already had a trial" 0
  • The pick went through a little more revision after round 2 ended.
  • Apple extended the existing free period for TV+, which does not count
  • Myke notes that, since this extension was announced via press release before the event, a differently-worded pick may have been ambiguous based on the rules at the time, so an explicit rule about the scoring window is added.
Stephen Regular "The iPhone Pro will come in at least 1 new color" 1

⚠️ Risky Picks

Federico Risky "One of the new iPhones with LIDAR has a new portrait feature thanks to new sensors" 2
Myke Risky "The new iPhone will have a Touch ID sensor" -1
Stephen Risky "The iPhone Pro moves to USB-C" -1
  • Stephen was very sure of this pick.

🏆 Scores

  1. Federico: 4
  2. Stephen: 1
  3. Myke: 0

💪 Flexie Picks

Federico Flexie "Apple launches a new HD tier for Apple Music" 0
Federico Flexie "Apple launches an AR navigation mode for Apple Maps" 0
  • A year too early, this was a feature in iOS 15.
Federico Flexie "Apple launches a new AirPods app for iPhone, similar to Watch app" 0
  • Instead of an app, Apple made a section in Settings at the next WWDC.
Federico Flexie "iOS 14.2's Shazam recognition is demoed" 0
Federico Flexie "Apple introduces a new proximity-based software feature for iPhone based on the U1 chip" 1
Myke Flexie "Updated Apple TV" 0
Myke Flexie "No new Macs announced" 1
Myke Flexie "New HomePod model" 1
Myke Flexie "Apple TV+ trailers are shown" 0
Myke Flexie "Over-ear AirPods are offered with multiple material options" 0
Stephen Flexie "Joz presents a new product" 1
Stephen Flexie "An AR demo is shown" 1
Stephen Flexie "Big Sur gets a release date" 0
Stephen Flexie "iPad Air preorder date announced" 0
  • Orders began on October 16th, with no advanced notice. Unfortunately, the picks had already been graded by then.
Stephen Flexie "At least some of the new iPhones have 5G" 1

💸 Flexie Scores

  1. Stephen: 60.0% (3/5)
  2. Myke: 40.0% (2/5)
  3. Federico: 20.0% (1/5)

Federico donates $100 to the Forrest Spence Fund, after some international transaction issues.