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2021 WWDC Rickies

12th October 2021 at 11:49am
Game Keynote Games WWDC
Donation: $175 Donator: Federico Flexies winner: Myke Winner: Myke

โ–ถ๏ธ Episodes

๐Ÿฅ‡ Regular Picks

HostPickScore
Federico Regular "In the next version of iPadOS, you can put widgets in more places (out of the left column)" 1
Myke Regular "No preview of AR/VR/MR-focused hardware" 1
Stephen Regular "iPadOS 15 brings organization changes to the home screen that donโ€™t exist on the iPhone, including iOS 15" 0
  • "Widgets on home screen and App Library don't count as they are on the iPhone already"
  • This was originally a Risky Pick, but Myke couldn't get enough clarity for what it meant.
Federico Regular "WidgetKit gains new interactivity features that allow you to perform actions inside widgets without launching the associated app" 0
Myke Regular "Shortcuts for the Mac" 1
Stephen Regular "No word on an Apple Silicon Mac Pro" 1
  • Stephen originally had a Risky Pick stating that we'd get a release date, but did a complete reversal because of late breaking rumors

โš ๏ธ Risky Picks

HostPickScore
Federico Risky "Legacy widgets are completely removed from the system, and there is no longer a place to put widgets to the left of the main home screen" -1
Myke Risky "Apple makes changes to the rules on in-app purchases, removing restrictions on linking to external websites for account creation, etc." -1
  • This came later in the year as a result of an antitrust settlement with Japan.
Stephen Risky "Apple unveils a new high-end audio product" -1
  • "As defined by a price of over $399, or it's a stand-alone DAC."
  • The idea of an official Apple DAC sparks a lot of discussion.

๐Ÿ† Scores

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

Federico wins the coin flip for second place.

๐Ÿ’ช Flexie Picks

HostPickScore
Federico Flexie "The Weather app comes to iPad" 0
Federico Flexie "The Files app gets new features" 1
Federico Flexie "Shortcuts gets new Files actions" 1
Federico Flexie "Better external display support on iPad" 0
Federico Flexie "iOS and iPadOS 15 get native HomeKit widgets" 0
Federico Flexie "The Passwords feature of Settings becomes a standalone app" 0
Federico Flexie "Apple updates the Listen Now page of the Music app" 1
Federico Flexie "iOS 15 drops support for the iPhone 6S" 0
Federico Flexie "The next version of iOS lets you change icons for apps natively" 0
  • "Without Shortcuts or custom profiles."
Federico Flexie "A new way to turn off confirmation banners in Shortcuts" 0
Myke Flexie "New MacBook Pro" 0
Myke Flexie "Preview of the new Apple Silicon Mac Pro" 0
Myke Flexie "The Home app gets redesigned" 1
  • The watch version of Home did get redesigned, so this pick is deemed technically correct. Myke made the same pick in the Upgrade Draft, but didn't get credit there as it was in the iOS and iPadOS section.
Myke Flexie "New features for FaceTime" 1
Myke Flexie "New notification management options" 1
Myke Flexie "Tools for developers to make smoother or faster animations in iOS" 1
Stephen Flexie "macOS skips ahead to version 15 to match iOS and iPadOS" 0
Stephen Flexie "No new Mac notebooks are announced" 1
Stephen Flexie "The next version of macOS comes with a redesigned Today view" 0
Stephen Flexie "We get some happy messaging from Apple about how much they value developers" 1
Stephen Flexie "Apple unveils a new external display" 0

๐Ÿ’ธ Flexie Scores

  1. Myke: 66.7% (4/6)
  2. Stephen: 40.0% (2/5)
  3. Federico: 30.0% (3/10)

The grading of Flexies was formally changed to be based on percentage correct, making Federico the loser. He donates $175 to Stonewall.