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2022 WWDC Rickies

9th June 2022 at 10:24am
Donation: $200 Donator: Federico Flexies winner: Stephen Winner: Federico

▶️ Episodes

🥇 Regular Picks

HostPickScore
Federico Regular "The next version of iOS brings changes to notifications" 1
  • Ungraded: a new design, better management
Stephen Regular "Third party widgets gain interactivity" 0
  • Edited to clarify "third party" as a few Apple widgets are already interactive.
Myke Regular "No Apple-made headset is seen" 1
  • Was originally "AR/VR/MR hardware" and "introduced", but the others wanted some clarifications.
Federico Regular "The next version of macOS will have at least one feature exclusive to Apple Silicon Macs" 1
  • There are a few examples: live captions in FaceTime, using an iPad Pro as a color reference display, and dictating emoji.
Stephen Regular "iPadOS is updated to include a more desktop-like mode with resizable and overlapping windows" 1
  • Was originally a Risky pick with the addition of a "with keyboard and trackpad" clause, but some WebKit source code changes made it much less risky. He watered it down further by removing an "overlapping" clause as well and not phrasing it as a "desktop-like mode", but then decided to just go all the way back to the original pick.
Myke Regular "New features for Tapback in Messages" 1

⚠️ Risky Picks

HostPickScore
Federico Risky "iOS gets split-view support for multitasking to use 2 apps at once" -1
  • Ungraded: works in both portrait and landscape, drag and drop between apps.
  • That's iOS, as in on the iPhone.
Stephen Risky "The new version of macOS brings back Dashboard as a way to place widgets outside of the current Notification Center" -1
  • It has to be called "Dashboard" to get the points.
Myke Risky "Apple gives a sneak peak of the new Mac Pro..." -1
  • "...It features a case design inspired by the 2019 Mac Pro. It features more ports than any other Apple Silicon Mac available today. It does not have support for third-party GPUs. It features a chip name that has not appeared in any other product. It has a starting price of at least $6,999. It is coming later this year."
  • Originally it said "same case design", but the change was accepted on air after Myke reconsidered. "Later this year" was also demoted from being an exact quote.
  • This Mac Pro will have to beat the Mac Studio in terms of ports: 2 USB-C, 2 USB-A, 4 Thunderbolt, SD card, Ethernet, HDMI, and headphone jack, for a total of 12.
  • This pick is similar in spirit to Myke's ongoing Annual pick, but with different conditions. At the time it was the most complex graded pick ever made.

🏆 Scores

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

After many technical difficulties, GLaDOS reveals Federico as the winner.

💪 Flexie Picks

HostPickScore
Stephen Flexie "A presenter references the fact that some developers are at Apple Park for the keynote" 0
  • This is litigated a bit later when Myke's very similar pick got graded, as Tim Cook did address the audience before the video played. He was decided to not be "a presenter" at the time, ultimately.
Stephen Flexie "AR-specific features are added to Swift or SwiftUI" 1
Stephen Flexie "At least one iOS system app is redesigned to bring its controls to the bottom of the screen" 1
Stephen Flexie "Apple's classical music service is announced" 0
Stephen Flexie "macOS 13 is called "Mammoth"" 0
Stephen Flexie "Apple announces the first M2 Mac" 1
Myke Flexie "Tim presents some portion of the keynote in front of a live audience" 0
Myke Flexie "Widgets on tvOS" 0
Myke Flexie "More apps can use a picture-in-picture-style window on iPadOS" 0
Myke Flexie "Redesign of the Home app... again" 1
Myke Flexie "There is no additional external display support for iPadOS" 0
Myke Flexie "iPadOS multitasking remains fundamentally the same as the iPadOS 15 version" 0
Myke Flexie "Big improvements to SwiftUI" 1
Federico Flexie "Shortcuts gets an API on iOS and iPadOS for apps to run Shortcuts directly, without URL schemes" 0
Federico Flexie "Shortcuts for Mac gets personal automations" 0
Federico Flexie "You will be able to set light and dark mode on a per-website basis in Safari" 0
Federico Flexie "Apple brings Quick Note's floating window to iOS" 1
Federico Flexie "The Music app gets an updated design in the Listen Now page" 0
Federico Flexie "iPadOS gets improved split view with at least 3 apps at once" 0
Federico Flexie "Apple releases a Safari API to deal with cookie consent forms" 0
Federico Flexie "You can delete Messages in the Messages app, like in WhatsApp" 1
  • That is, the ability to revoke a sent message so that the recipient can no longer read it.
Federico Flexie "Apple introduces a proper Reminders API for developers" 0
Federico Flexie "Shortcuts gets an XL widget on iPad" 0

💸 Flexie Scores

  1. Stephen: 50.0% (3/6)
  2. Myke: 28.6% (2/7)
  3. Federico: 20.0% (2/10)

Federico went big, but ultimately donated a record $200 to Moms Demand Action.