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2021 October Rickies

 25th October 2023 at 1:44pm
Donation: $100 Donator: Federico Flexies winner: Myke Winner: Federico

▶️ Episodes

🥇 Regular Picks

Myke Regular "Apple unveils a new MacBook Pro" 1
  • And Myke unveils a new strategy for picks: obvious, passionate, risky. This is clearly the first.
Federico Regular "At least one new MacBook Pro model has an upgraded webcam with a higher resolution" 1
  • Must be better than the current 720p. Ungraded, Federico expects a 1080p camera.
Stephen Regular "At least 1 new Mac model announced ships in November" 0
  • All of them shipped in October.
Myke Regular "We get a colour option that is new to the MacBook Pro (name)" 0
  • This was originally "new in name or hue", but some questioning of what a new hue would be resulted in relying solely on a new colour name.
Federico Regular "Any kind of release timeframe is provided for macOS Monterey" 1
  • Apparently feeling humble, Federico admits that this is a "boring" pick. It was originally "release date", but when some questioning about whether just a month would count came up, he watered it down.
Stephen Regular "Apple announces a Mac mini that is more performant than the original M1 model" 0

⚠️ Risky Picks

Myke Risky "Apple teases another Mac, that is not for sale right now, with Pro in the name, and says that it is coming next year" -1
  • It was originally "Mac product", but there was some controversy over whether that includes accessories and displays. Ultimately, Myke upped the difficulty and removed the word "product".
Federico Risky "Apple announces a new display that is not the Pro XDR, launching by the end of 2021 somewhere" -1
  • This was originally a pick about the Mac Pro being fully announced, but it was too close to Myke's risky pick.
  • The long-wished-for cheaper Apple display finally came out in 2022.
Stephen Risky "5G becomes an option on at least one MacBook" -1

🏆 Scores

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

💪 Flexie Picks

Federico Flexie "HDMI and SD Card reader are back on the MacBook Pro" 1
Federico Flexie "Apple demos a Mac app that takes advantage of the updated Neural Engine" 0
Federico Flexie "Apple unveils a "Space Black" MacBook Pro" 0
Federico Flexie "John Ternus is wearing jeans and a black t-shirt" 0
  • It was a blue t-shirt.
Federico Flexie "There is going to be a funny scene involving one of the characters of Ted Lasso" 0
  • Federico originally had "Universal Control has been postponed to a future macOS Monterey update", but during the show a new macOS beta was released with the feature not available, but at least mentioned in an unselectable check box.
Stephen Flexie "USB-C charging is faster than the new MagSafe" 0
  • Which charging methods can do what differs between models, but in all cases MagSafe appears to be equally fast or faster than USB-C.
Stephen Flexie "MacBook Pro colors don't include anything radically new for the line" 1
Stephen Flexie "The chip is called the M1X" 0
Stephen Flexie "A new MacBook comes with at least one new non-USB-C/Thunderbolt port on the laptop itself" 1
Stephen Flexie "New MacBook Pro displays run at a native 2x" 1
Stephen Flexie "macOS Monterey features are reviewed" 0
  • Some Mac software features were mentioned, like running iOS apps, but nothing really specific to Monterey.
Stephen Flexie "The new MacBook Pro power bricks have ports on them, like the iMac does for Ethernet" 0
Myke Flexie "New AirPods" 1
Myke Flexie "MacBook Pro has a mini-LED screen" 1
Myke Flexie "The chip is not called M1X" 1
Myke Flexie "Webcam will be called "highest quality on a Mac"" 0
  • It was "Mac notebook".
Myke Flexie "The laptops will be thicker than the models they replace" 1

💸 Flexie Scores

  1. Myke: 80.0% (4/5)
  2. Stephen: 42.9% (3/7)
  3. Federico: 20.0% (1/5)

Myke crowns himself "The Duke of Flexington", and directs Federico to donate $100 to Mind. He actually donates £100, going above the required amount by about $38.

After the show, in a freely available Connected Pro segment, the hosts suspect more shenanigans from James Thomson in PCalc and try it out since the competition itself required no coin flips. This time, the significant others of the Connected hosts have been snuck into the app.