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2020 Summer Rickies

21st January 2022 at 3:38pm
Winner: Myke

▶️ Episodes

🥇 Regular Picks

HostPickScore
Stephen Regular "A CPU transition is announced for the Mac" 1
  • Federico counsels against specifying ARM, which is good because Apple calls it "Apple Silicon" and never uses the term ARM.
Myke Regular "The iPad home screen gets new features" 1
  • The ability to stack widgets is juuuuuust enough to count.
Federico Regular "New iMessage features, including the ability to retract sent messages" 0
  • Message retraction arrived in 2022 at WWDC.
Stephen Regular "Apple shares a video touting the benefits of the time-of-flight sensor found in the 2020 iPad Pros for AR" 1
Myke Regular "iOS gets the ability to change default apps from those that Apple make, including email" 1
Federico Regular "watchOS gets new sleep tracking features" 1

⚠️ Risky Picks

HostPickScore
Stephen Risky "Something in the default Dock of Catalina becomes a Catalyst app" 2
Myke Risky "Memoji will get updated to include face coverings" 2
Federico Risky "The iPad gets a new development tool to write code, on device, that is not Swift Playgrounds" -1

🏆 Scores

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

Myke wins a special Relay challenge coin flip by Jason Snell against Stephen for the win.

Non-Graded Picks

HostPickScore
Stephen Non‑graded "Apple says literally anything about the HomePod" 1
Stephen Non‑graded "A new iMac is announced with Intel CPUs" 0
  • While it could still happen, as of 2022 the Apple Silicon transition appears to be complete for the iMac with no last Intel version.
Stephen Non‑graded "No Apple Services bundle announced" 1
Myke Non‑graded "The ARM transition box will be a Mac mini" 1
Myke Non‑graded "Developers will get tools for more control over refresh rate/frame rate in apps" 0
Myke Non‑graded "Improved external display support for iPadOS" 0
  • Finally came true in 2022 at WWDC.
Myke Non‑graded "A new Apple Display" 0
Federico Non‑graded "The keynote is held outside on the stage Apple uses for concerts at Apple Park" 0
Federico Non‑graded "One major video game developer will bring an exclusive title to Apple Arcade" 0
Federico Non‑graded "watchOS 7 will feature mental health features" 0
  • watchOS 8 later added a Mindfulness app, expanding on the old Breathe app.
Federico Non‑graded "Shortcuts gets folders" 1
Federico Non‑graded "Shortcuts gets new Files integration, ability to run bookmarks in 3rd party actions" 0
Federico Non‑graded "iOS will get the ability the ability to lock the phone to portrait, but continue watching videos in landscape" 0
Federico Non‑graded "New Notes framework for developers" 0

🍹 Non-Graded Scores

  • Stephen: 2 out of 3
  • Myke: 1 out of 4
  • Federico: 1 out of 7

Federico loses due to the "ratio" tiebreaker, which is created in the moment, and thus owes drinks. But from the next Rickies on, the Flexies will include a substantial donation to charity from the loser.