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Ineligible Picks

9th April 2022 at 10:50pm

Each host is currently forbidden from reusing the specified picks in any upcoming Keynote Games. They also cannot use the Annual picks in the next Annual Games. Each list is specific to each host, so while Stephen may not reuse from his own list, Federico could reuse a pick from Stephen's list.

Stephen

Type2022 Annual RickiesScore
Stephen Regular "The 11" iPad Pro gets a mini LED display"
  • This was originally "WWDC 2022 will be virtual", but that was very close to last year's pick, which was within the 365 day limit. It was a borderline judgement, but ultimately they decided they didn't like the precedent.
Stephen Regular "The iPad's external display support goes unchanged"
  • Was originally "By December 31, 2022, no Intel Macs will remain on sale as new machines", but this was also too close for comfort, although arguably the previous pick was more permissive than this would have been.
Stephen Risky "Apple (of its own choice, not in direct response to a legal case) will allow developers to use payment methods outside the App Store"
Type2022 WWDC RickiesScore
Stephen Regular "Third party widgets gain interactivity" 0
  • Edited to clarify "third party" as a few Apple widgets are already interactive.
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.
Stephen Risky "The new version of macOS brings back Dashboard as a way to place widgets outside of the current Notification Center" -1
  • It has to be called "Dashboard" to get the points.

Myke

Type2022 Annual RickiesScore
Myke Regular "Apple releases a new MacBook Air that comes with some colour options not previously available in this product line"
Myke Regular "There will be no iPhone 14 with a 5.4" display"
  • AKA the iPhone mini.
Myke Risky "The new Mac Pro will be..."
  • "... smaller, not a cube shape, feature no support for the current MPX modules and/or will allow for some form of expandability outside of Thunderbolt. It will be only be available in one color."
  • Another "and/or" added to a pick, which happened a few times this episode. It applies to just the MPX modules and expandability clause.
Type2022 WWDC RickiesScore
Myke Regular "No Apple-made headset is seen" 1
  • Was originally "AR/VR/MR hardware" and "introduced", but the others wanted some clarifications.
Myke Regular "New features for Tapback in Messages" 1
Myke Risky "Apple gives a sneak peak of the new Mac Pro..." -1
  • "...It features a case design inspired by the 2019 Mac Pro. It features more ports than any other Apple Silicon Mac available today. It does not have support for third-party GPUs. It features a chip name that has not appeared in any other product. It has a starting price of at least $6,999. It is coming later this year."
  • Originally it said "same case design", but the change was accepted on air after Myke reconsidered. "Later this year" was also demoted from being an exact quote.
  • This Mac Pro will have to beat the Mac Studio in terms of ports: 2 USB-C, 2 USB-A, 4 Thunderbolt, SD card, Ethernet, HDMI, and headphone jack, for a total of 12.
  • This pick is similar in spirit to Myke's ongoing Annual pick, but with different conditions. At the time it was the most complex graded pick ever made.

Federico

Type2022 Annual RickiesScore
Federico Regular "At least one AirPods model will support lossless music playback"
Federico Regular "The next generation Apple Watch will have some kind of body temperature sensor"
Federico Risky "iOS 16 brings major changes for systemwide design customization"
  • Also, "Apple will let users choose their own app icons, and they'll introduce new App Store categories for wallpaper and/or icon apps"
  • A reuse and double down of last year's Flexie.
Type2022 WWDC RickiesScore
Federico Regular "The next version of iOS brings changes to notifications" 1
  • Ungraded: a new design, better management
Federico Regular "The next version of macOS will have at least one feature exclusive to Apple Silicon Macs" 1
  • There are a few examples: live captions in FaceTime, using an iPad Pro as a color reference display, and dictating emoji.
Federico Risky "iOS gets split-view support for multitasking to use 2 apps at once" -1
  • Ungraded: works in both portrait and landscape, drag and drop between apps.
  • That's iOS, as in on the iPhone.