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2020 Summer Rickies

12th October 2021 at 11:49am
Game Keynote Games WWDC
Winner: Myke

▶️ Episodes

🥇 Regular Picks

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
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

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

Stephen Non‑graded "Apple says literally anything about the HomePod" 1
Stephen Non‑graded "No Apple Services bundle announced" 1
Stephen Non‑graded "A new iMac is announced with Intel CPUs" 0
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
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
  • While they didn't do it at this event, Apple has continued to add games to Arcade.
Federico Non‑graded "watchOS 7 will feature mental health features" 0
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 "New Notes framework for developers" 0
Federico Non‑graded "iOS will get the ability the ability to lock the phone to portrait, but continue watching videos in landscape" 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.