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Passionate

22nd November 2022 at 10:43am

As judged by Federico Viticci. Also judged as passionate: The Bill of Rickies itself.

Stephen's Passionate Picks

Type2020 September RickiesScore
Stephen Regular "At least one new non-Pro iPad will switch to USB-C" 1
Stephen Risky "The iPad mini will be updated with a new design inspired by the iPad Pro's design" -1
  • Stephen was almost exactly one year too early, as this would finally come true in 2021.
Type2020 October RickiesScore
Stephen Regular "ProMotion does not come to new iPhones" 1
Type2021 September RickiesScore
Stephen Regular "The Apple Watch SE gets a price cut" 0

Myke's Passionate Picks

Type2020 September RickiesScore
Myke Flexie "No specific date for iOS 14's release" 0
  • Originally a candidate for Myke's Risky Pick.
Type2020 October RickiesScore
Myke Regular "Apple gives another extended free period of TV+ with new product purchases, even if you already had a trial" 0
  • The pick went through a little more revision after round 2 ended.
  • Apple extended the existing free period for TV+, which does not count
  • Myke notes that, since this extension was announced via press release before the event, a differently-worded pick may have been ambiguous based on the rules at the time, so an explicit rule about the scoring window is added.
Myke Risky "The new iPhone will have a Touch ID sensor" -1
Type2021 Annual RickiesScore
Myke Risky "A Mac gets a screen that supports touch and/or Apple Pencil input" -1

Federico's Passionate Picks

Type2020 September RickiesScore
Federico Flexie "The new iPad Air supports the Magic Keyboard" 1
Type2020 October RickiesScore
Federico Regular "The new iPhones will carry a new design inspired by the iPad Pro/iPhone 4" 1
  • "Flat sides"
Type2021 WWDC RickiesScore
Federico Risky "Legacy widgets are completely removed from the system, and there is no longer a place to put widgets to the left of the main home screen" -1
Type2021 September RickiesScore
Federico Flexie "iOS 15 releases the following week to the public" 1
  • In other words, the week of Monday September 20th.
Federico Flexie "The 9th generation iPad is introduced with a USB-C connector" 0
Federico Flexie "No date is provided for macOS Monterey" 1
Federico Flexie "New AirPods announced with a MagSafe compatible case" 0
Federico Flexie "Apple will announce at least 1 new feature that will be coming later in the iOS 15 cycle" 1
  • ProRes video recording on the iPhone 13 Pro models will be coming "later this fall".
Type2022 WWDC RickiesScore
Federico Flexie "Shortcuts gets an API on iOS and iPadOS for apps to run Shortcuts directly, without URL schemes" 0
Federico Flexie "Shortcuts for Mac gets personal automations" 0
Federico Flexie "You will be able to set light and dark mode on a per-website basis in Safari" 0
Federico Flexie "Apple brings Quick Note's floating window to iOS" 1
Federico Flexie "The Music app gets an updated design in the Listen Now page" 0
Federico Flexie "iPadOS gets improved split view with at least 3 apps at once" 0
Federico Flexie "Apple releases a Safari API to deal with cookie consent forms" 0
Federico Flexie "You can delete Messages in the Messages app, like in WhatsApp" 1
  • That is, the ability to revoke a sent message so that the recipient can no longer read it.
Federico Flexie "Apple introduces a proper Reminders API for developers" 0
Federico Flexie "Shortcuts gets an XL widget on iPad" 0