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2023 WWDC Rickies

 25th October 2023 at 1:44pm
Donation: $75 Donator: Myke Flexies winner: Federico Winner: Stephen

▶️ Episodes

🥇 Regular Picks

HostPickScore
Federico Regular "The Health app gets mood tracking and an iPad version" 1
Myke Regular "The headset is unveiled" 1
Stephen Regular "Apple will announce a 15-inch MacBook Air" 1
Federico Regular "Apple introduces a brand new journaling app" 1
  • Not graded: "location features for friends, ability to take notes and attach images, maybe integration with Music?"
Myke Regular "watchOS 10 gets widgets" 1
  • Was originally "A widget-like interface comes to the Apple Watch" before some workshopping.
Stephen Regular "The phrase "one more thing" will be used before the headset is announced" 1

⚠️ Risky Picks

HostPickScore
Federico Risky "The next version of iPadOS will introduce a brand new audio routing system, with support for selecting different input sources, similar to macOS..." -1
  • "... This feature will finally allow podcasters like me to record local audio while also being on a FaceTime or Zoom call (assuming apps add support for it)."
  • And there's even more that isn't graded: "Devices that do not require drivers will work out of the box, like in macOS. I think the Sounds page of Settings will be redesigned."
  • Federico guesses that this is his longest-ever Risky Pick, and he's right, this is in fact his longest ever pick period, beating out this one from earlier the same year.
Myke Risky "Apple introduces a Copilot-like feature for Xcode powered by AI/ML" -1
  • Not graded: "A feature in Xcode that uses AI/ML to suggest how to improve your code or solve common problems. It will most likely live in a sidebar and will probably be a Beta feature."
Stephen Risky "The announced price of the headset will be less than $2,500" -1

🏆 Scores

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

As in 2019, it's a 3 way tie. Once again, a "knockout" method is used to resolve it, and once again Stephen is the victor.

💪 Flexie Picks

HostPickScore
Myke Flexie "The iPadOS cursor appears to be repurposed for using iPad apps in VR" 1
Myke Flexie "No Mac Pro teaser video" 1
Myke Flexie "We do not know what the price of the headset will be" 0
Myke Flexie "The headset portion of the keynote lasts over an hour" 0
Myke Flexie "tvOS is not covered in the keynote" 0
Federico Flexie "The Messages app gets an easier way to send photos that does not require tapping an iMessage app anymore" 1
Federico Flexie "Stage Manager for iPad gets support for clamshell mode with external displays" 0
Federico Flexie "The next version of macOS is called Skyline" 0
Federico Flexie "We see at least one new Dynamic Island feature" 1
Federico Flexie "The Wallet app gets a new design" 0
  • Apparently left unfinished in the document, this was originally just "The Wallet app."
Federico Flexie "Some new Shortcuts features get covered in the State of the Union" 1
  • Single-action app Shortcut items now appear in Spotlight, among other "app intents" features.
Federico Flexie "The next version of iOS brings at least one new AirPods-related feature" 1
  • Adaptive audio was introduced.
Stephen Flexie "The keynote video runs over 2 hours" 1
Stephen Flexie "The 15-inch MacBook Air will be powered by an M3" 0
Stephen Flexie "Apple reframes an existing feature as being powered by "AI"" 0
Stephen Flexie "Jeff Williams has a major role in introducing the headset" 0
  • Was originally Kevin Lynch until Myke, ever the sportsman, pointed out that Lynch is supposedly on the car project, not the headset.
Stephen Flexie "iPadOS 17 gains Lock Screen customization" 1
Stephen Flexie "We see a Mac Pro preview" 1
  • Ultimately it was both a preview and not a teaser... apparently.
Stephen Flexie "The next version of macOS is not called Skyline" 1

💸 Flexie Scores

  1. Federico: 57.1% (4/7)
  2. Stephen: 57.1% (4/7)
  3. Myke: 40.0% (2/5)

Another coin flip, with Federico as the victor. Myke donates $75 to the ASPCA.