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Alternate Risky

 3rd April 2024 at 11:47pm

Picks that were supposed to be Risky Picks but were instead made elsewhere.

Stephen's Alternate Risky Picks

Type2021 WWDC RickiesScore
Stephen Regular "iPadOS 15 brings organization changes to the home screen that don'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.
Type2022 WWDC RickiesScore
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.
Type2022 September RickiesScore
Stephen Flexie "The iPhone 14 Pro switches to titanium for the side rails" 0
Stephen Flexie "Center Stage comes to the iPhone" 0
  • This was tossed out as a possible replacement Risky pick for this game after Stephen's original got invalidated, but ultimately landed as a Flexie.
Stephen Flexie "Lightning is updated to be faster than USB 2.0" 0
Type2023 September RickiesScore
Stephen Flexie "The iPhone 15 Pro Max/Ultra weighs within 10% of the iPhone 14 Pro Max's weight" 1
  • "The new phone will need to be between 228g - 264g, as the 14 Pro Max weighs 240g" was what was written down, but those numbers are off (there was some shuffling between 5% and 10% when debating this as a Risky pick). Ultimately it did end up being within 10%.
Type2023 October RickiesScore
Stephen Flexie "The M3, M3 Pro and M3 Max are all announced" 1

Myke's Alternate Risky Picks

Type2019 Annual PredictionsScore
Myke Non‑graded "2019 iPhones will start at a lower price than the 2018 iPhones" 1
Type2020 Annual RickiesScore
Myke Non‑graded "Apple will introduce a new iMac design with an accompanying external display" 0
  • The new iMac design wouldn't come out until 2021, and the new display came in 2022.
Type2020 September RickiesScore
Myke Flexie "No specific date for iOS 14's release" 0
  • Originally a candidate for Myke's Risky Pick.
Type2021 Annual RickiesScore
Myke Flexie "iPad multitasking is overhauled again" 1
Myke Flexie "A new iMac has adjustability that is reminiscent of the Pro Display XDR" 0
Type2021 September RickiesScore
Myke Flexie "A new iPad mini is introduced with a refreshed design, new colours previously not a part of the product, USB-C, Smart Connector, and 5G support" 0
  • Originally a Risky Pick.
  • This was very close to coming true, but it was missing a Smart Connector.
Type2022 September RickiesScore
Myke Flexie "New Apple Watch is a 'Series 8' Watch" 0
  • "It may 'technically' be an Edition, but no new name (like Pro or Max)"
  • As mentioned in the Upgrade Draft earlier in the week, but not chosen there. This was deemed insufficiently Risky, and so was demoted to a Flexie.

Federico's Alternate Risky Picks

Type2019 Media Event PredictionsScore
Federico Regular "Apple will also announce a service bundle to get multiple services for one integrated fee" 0
  • Ironically, this was deemed insufficiently risky to be a Risky Pick.
  • Federico was a year early on this pick, as Apple One was introduced in October 2020.
Type2020 November RickiesScore
Federico Flexie "At least one of the Apple Silicon Macs has a Pro Motion display" 0
  • Was originally a Risky Pick.
  • ProMotion came to the Mac the next year with the MacBook Pro line.
Type2022 Annual RickiesScore
Federico Flexie "Podcasts will gain audio effects for enhanced sound and trim silence" 0
  • Originally was Federico's Risky Pick.
Type2023 October RickiesScore
Federico Flexie "At least one M3-series chip introduces support for Thunderbolt 5, a first for the industry" 0