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AirPods

11th September 2021 at 9:50am

Stephen's AirPods Picks

TypeAudio PredictionsScore
Stephen Regular "At least 1 more color option comes to AirPods" 0
Type2021 September RickiesScore
Stephen Flexie "A new AirPods product is announced" 0
  • This pick was one event early, as the third generation of AirPods came in October.
Type2022 March RickiesScore
Stephen Risky "Apple announces an update to AirPods Max, that support wireless lossless playback, to take full advantage of Apple's new classical music service" -1
  • Working with Apple Classical is part of the pick, meaning that if Classical is not introduced it will be incorrect.
  • This was edited to be any AirPods, but then Stephen went back to the more passionate original pick.
  • Not a reuse of the infamous DAC pick, but in a similar vein.

Myke's AirPods Picks

TypeAudio PredictionsScore
Myke Regular "AirPods to gain more controls via touch actions" 1
Myke Regular "Apple will create some new noise-cancelling technology" 1
  • Some sort of thing that they put into an AirPod or something that they tout as invented by Apple, is how it was clarified during predictions.
  • Myke, in absentia, gets the benefit of the doubt as to how new the AirPods Pro tech is.
Type2019 Annual PredictionsScore
Myke Non‑graded "Over-ear headphones (i.e. HeadPods)" 0
  • Myke was a year off, as AirPods Max came out at the end of 2020.
Type2020 October RickiesScore
Myke Flexie "Over-ear AirPods are offered with multiple material options" 0
Type2020 November RickiesScore
Myke Flexie "New AirPods or AirPods Pro" 0
Myke Flexie "New MagSafe charging case for existing AirPods" 0
  • MagSafe came to the AirPods line the next year.
Type2021 Annual RickiesScore
Myke Flexie "Another variant of over-ear headphones will be released" 0
  • Technically Apple wasn't specified, but of course that wasn't the intent.
Type2021 October RickiesScore
Myke Flexie "New AirPods" 1
Type2022 Annual RickiesScore
Myke Flexie "New AirPods Max"
  • Was originally "AirPods Max 2"
Type2022 September RickiesScore
Myke Risky "AirPods Max 2 can be folded to store more compactly" -1
  • Myke doesn't seem to have much confidence in this risky pick, but his other choices were shot down as insufficiently risky in negotiations.

Federico's AirPods Picks

TypeAudio PredictionsScore
Federico Regular "The AirPods line is split in two, and the lower end version gets a price drop" 0
  • The additional condition is an intentionally risky choice by Federico
  • Ultimately this is in fact his undoing. While AirPods Pro were released to split the line, the normal AirPods 2 didn't drop from their original $159 price until the 3rd generation was released in October 2021.
Federico Regular "HeadPods will be wireless only and they will have no headphone jack and will charge via Lightning or USB-C" 0
Type2019 Annual PredictionsScore
Federico Non‑graded "AirPower is released and new AirPods are released" 0
Type2020 October RickiesScore
Federico Flexie "Apple launches a new AirPods app for iPhone, similar to Watch app" 0
  • Instead of an app, Apple made a section in Settings at the next WWDC.
Type2021 September RickiesScore
Federico Flexie "New AirPods announced with a MagSafe compatible case" 0
Type2022 Annual RickiesScore
Federico Regular "At least one AirPods model will support lossless music playback"
Type2022 March RickiesScore
Federico Flexie "Apple releases new AirPods colors" 0
Type2022 September RickiesScore
Federico Flexie "We do not see AirPods Max 2" 1