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11th September 2021 at 9:50am

Stephen's Buzzkill Picks

Type2018 Annual PredictionsScore
Stephen Regular "No new iPad mini" 1
  • "(if it's killed, I'm not wrong)"
Type2018 iPhone Event PredictionsScore
Stephen Non‑graded "No iPads, iPhone and Apple Watch only" 1
Stephen Non‑graded "No Macs" 1
Type2019 Annual PredictionsScore
Stephen Regular "The MacBook Escape will go away" 1
Type2019 Media Event PredictionsScore
Stephen Non‑graded "Major publications noticeably absent from News+" 1
Type2019 Fall RickiesScore
Stephen Regular "No Mac or iPad hardware in the keynote" 0
  • 10.2” iPad was announced
Stephen Risky "No service bundle announced" 2
  • “including any service being free with another, or some sort of content being added to the iPhone upgrade program”
  • Apple TV+ was announced as a free trial, but not as a bundle. And it doesn’t really come with the upgrade program as such. Stephen threads the needle with this pick.
Type2020 Annual RickiesScore
Stephen Non‑graded "WWDC brings no real changes to Mac Catalyst" 0
Stephen Non‑graded "Apple will not ship an ARM Mac in 2020" 0
  • In 2019, Stephen picked the first ARM Mac to be shipped, so this was his... revenge?
Type2020 Summer RickiesScore
Stephen Non‑graded "No Apple Services bundle announced" 1
Type2020 September RickiesScore
Stephen Flexie "Apple will not unveil additional details about the release of the first Apple Silicon Macs" 1
Type2020 October RickiesScore
Stephen Regular "ProMotion does not come to new iPhones" 1
Type2020 November RickiesScore
Stephen Regular "No new Mac announced will have a touchscreen" 1
Stephen Flexie "No mention of cellular Macs" 1
Stephen Flexie "The 12" MacBook does not return" 1
Type2021 Annual RickiesScore
Stephen Flexie "No Mac gets a cellular data option"
Stephen Flexie "The iPod Touch will be cancelled"
  • The other hosts question the word "cancelled" here.
Type2021 April RickiesScore
Stephen Flexie "The iPod Touch is taken down from sale in the wake of the event" 0
Stephen Flexie "No mention of AirTags" 0
Type2021 WWDC RickiesScore
Stephen Regular "No word on an Apple Silicon Mac Pro" 1
  • Stephen originally had a Risky Pick stating that we'd get a release date, but did a complete reversal because of late breaking rumors
Stephen Flexie "No new Mac notebooks are announced" 1
Type2021 September RickiesScore
Stephen Regular "The Pro iPhone gets a new camera feature the regular iPhone doesn't get" 1
Type2021 October RickiesScore
Stephen Flexie "MacBook Pro colors don't include anything radically new for the line" 1

Myke's Buzzkill Picks

Type2018 iPhone Event PredictionsScore
Myke Non‑graded "Nothing about the Mac" 1
  • The mention of Mojave's release is deemed insufficient to make this wrong.
Type2019 Fall RickiesScore
Myke Non‑graded "The Mac is not mentioned" 1
Type2020 October RickiesScore
Myke Flexie "No new Macs announced" 1
Type2020 November RickiesScore
Myke Flexie "New Macs follow current design trends, no large scale redesign" 1
Type2021 WWDC RickiesScore
Myke Regular "No preview of AR/VR/MR-focused hardware" 1
Type2021 September RickiesScore
Myke Regular "The new Apple Silicon MacBook Pro will not be announced at this event" 1
  • This was originally going to be "No Macs", but at this point everyone was on the lookout for reused picks and this one has come up a few times.
Myke Flexie "New Apple Watch is not a part of the presentation" 0

Federico's Buzzkill Picks

Type2020 October RickiesScore
Federico Regular "One of the new iPhones will not have the USB charger in the box" 1
Type2021 September RickiesScore
Federico Flexie "No date is provided for macOS Monterey" 1