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2021 April Rickies

jbiatek31st December 2022 at 4:03pm
Donation: $125 Donator: Stephen Flexies winner: Federico Winner: Federico

▶️ Episodes

🥇 Regular Picks

Stephen Regular "The iPad Pro is updated to a variant of the A14 chip" 0
  • If it's the M1, Apple would have to also mention that the M1 is an A14 variant to get the pick.
Myke Regular "The 12.9" iPad Pro ships later than the 11" iPad Pro" 0
Federico Regular "At least one of the new iPad Pros will have a Thunderbolt/USB4 port" 1
Stephen Regular "The big iPad Pro is updated with a feature that is unique to it" 1
Myke Regular "The iPad Pro gets 5G" 1
Federico Regular "Only the big iPad Pro gets the new display technology" 1

⚠️ Risky Picks

Stephen Risky "At this event, we see some sort of AR-focused hardware" -1
Myke Risky "2 sizes of iMac announced" -1
  • An iMac even being announced was fairly risky. However, it came in just one size.
Federico Risky "The iPad Pro, with an updated USB-4/Thunderbolt port, features a new kind of support for external displays" -1
  • Ungraded: the multitasking system gets redesigned to better support external displays
  • The external display support finally came in 2022.

🏆 Scores

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

Myke wins the coin flip for second place.

💪 Flexie Picks

Stephen Flexie "The iPod Touch is taken down from sale in the wake of the event" 0
Stephen Flexie "We see Joz introduce something" 0
Stephen Flexie "The Magic Keyboard for iPad goes unchanged" 0
  • Ungraded: what if it got a camera on the long edge? That'd be incredible.
Stephen Flexie "No mention of AirTags" 0
Stephen Flexie "A new iPad comes in a new color for its line" 0
  • The iPad mini would eventually fit this bill, coming in lots of fun new colors, but it wasn't released until September.
Stephen Flexie "Apple announces something with podcasts" 1
Myke Flexie "Apple talks about App Tracking Transparency in iOS 14.5" 0
Myke Flexie "New iPad Pro accessory" 0
  • "Something we haven't seen before, or is redesigned significantly, e.g. Apple Pencil 1 to 2."
Myke Flexie "iOS 14.5 will drop within 24 hours of the event" 0
  • It was a week later.
Myke Flexie "AirTags unveiled" 1
Myke Flexie "You can buy AirTags in a 3-pack" 0
  • It was a 4 pack instead.
Myke Flexie "The camera on the iPad Pro moves to the long side" 0
Federico Flexie "New case colors for the iPhone" 1
Federico Flexie "DriverKit comes to iPadOS to let more kinds of accessories be supported on iPad" 0
Federico Flexie "Shortcuts gets new actions or triggers for USB connections" 0
Federico Flexie "Hypervisor comes to iPad" 0
Federico Flexie "Apple updates the standard Bluetooth Magic Keyboard" 1
  • Jason Snell had to be called in to adjudicate this one. Stephen contended that it was just the iMac’s keyboard that was updated, not the “standard” one. To be fair, when describing this pick, Federico seemed to be using "standard" to differentiate from the "extended" keyboard with number pad, but of course it's what's written that matters.
Federico Flexie "The new iPad Pro comes with a fancy new GaN charger" 0

💸 Flexie Scores

  1. Federico: 33.3% (2/6)
  2. Myke: 16.7% (1/6)
  3. Stephen: 16.7% (1/6)

Myke again wins the coin flip. Stephen donates $125 to the American Red Cross.