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Apple Watch

 31st December 2022 at 4:03pm

Stephen's Apple Watch Picks

Type2018 iPhone Event PredictionsScore
Stephen Non‑graded "No iPads, iPhone and Apple Watch only" 1
Type2020 September RickiesScore
Stephen Regular "The Apple Watch Series 6 uses the Series 4 & 5 design" 1
Stephen Flexie "The removal of Force Touch on watchOS is framed as the inclusion of Haptic Touch" 0
Type2021 September RickiesScore
Stephen Regular "The Apple Watch SE gets a price cut" 0
Stephen Flexie "The Apple Watch moves to 5G networking" 0
Stephen Flexie "No specific preorder date is set for the Apple Watch" 1
Type2022 September RickiesScore
Stephen Regular "The Apple Watch SE, announced in 2020, moves down in price with no feature changes" 0
  • Not graded: Series 7 or SE 2 takes the middle price point where the SE is now
Stephen Flexie "The new high-end Apple Watch is named the "Apple Watch Pro"" 0
Type2023 September RickiesScore
Stephen Flexie "Apple Watch SE is not updated, but receives a price cut" 0
  • "Currently $249/$299 for GPS, $279/$329 for cellular"
Stephen Flexie "Apple Watch Ultra 2 comes in at least 1 new finish" 0

Myke's Apple Watch Picks

Type2018 Annual PredictionsScore
Myke Regular "Apple Watch with an always-on display" 0
  • The Series 5 watch added this feature in 2019.
Type2020 September RickiesScore
Myke Regular "Apple unveils a new Apple Watch" 1
  • While Federico had some criticism of a couple of Myke's picks in the previous game along the same lines, this was the very first time that Federico specifically called out a lack of "passion" in a pick.
Myke Flexie "watchOS 7 gets a software feature we haven't seen yet" 1
Type2021 September RickiesScore
Myke Flexie "There is a ceramic Apple Watch" 0
Myke Flexie "New Apple Watch is not a part of the presentation" 0
Type2022 September RickiesScore
Myke Flexie "Satellite communication features for iPhone and/or Apple Watch" 1
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.
Myke Flexie "Someone is wearing the new Apple Watch while riding a skateboard" 0
  • A reference to the "Apple Watch Extreme" rumors. Maybe Tony Hawk?
Type2023 WWDC RickiesScore
Myke Regular "watchOS 10 gets widgets" 1
  • Was originally "A widget-like interface comes to the Apple Watch" before some workshopping.
Type2023 September RickiesScore
Myke Flexie "New Apple Watch Ultra band style" 0

Federico's Apple Watch Picks

Type2018 iPhone Event PredictionsScore
Federico Non‑graded "New watch bands" 1
Federico Non‑graded "Series 4 has multiple changes to watch faces" 1
  • "(beyond the leaked ones we have already seen)"
Type2020 Summer RickiesScore
Federico Regular "watchOS gets new sleep tracking features" 1
Federico Non‑graded "watchOS 7 will feature mental health features" 0
  • watchOS 8 later added a Mindfulness app, expanding on the old Breathe app.
Type2020 September RickiesScore
Federico Regular "Apple introduces a new, lower end Apple Watch model in addition to the higher end Series 6" 1
Federico Risky "A new Apple Watch has at least one new built-in app because of an exclusive feature not found on existing watches" 2
Type2022 Annual RickiesScore
Federico Regular "The next generation Apple Watch will have some kind of body temperature sensor" 1
Type2022 March RickiesScore
Federico Regular "New iPhone case colors and/or watch band colors are introduced at or after the event" 1
Type2022 September RickiesScore
Federico Flexie "At least one new watchOS feature or app is introduced alongside the new Apple Watch" 1
Federico Flexie "Bands for the new Apple Watch "Pro" are not backward compatible with other Apple Watches" 0
Type2023 Annual RickiesScore
Federico Flexie "There is no second generation Apple Watch Ultra this year"