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11th September 2021 at 9:50am

Stephen's iPad Picks

Type2017 Annual PredictionsScore
Stephen Non‑graded "Multi-user on iPad support for the masses" 0
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
Type2019 Fall RickiesScore
Stephen Regular "No Mac or iPad hardware in the keynote" 0
  • 10.2” iPad was announced
Type2020 Summer RickiesScore
Stephen Regular "Apple shares a video touting the benefits of the time-of-flight sensor found in the 2020 iPad Pros for AR" 1
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 exactly one year too early, as this would finally come true in 2021.
Type2020 October RickiesScore
Stephen Flexie "iPad Air preorder date announced" 0
Type2021 Annual RickiesScore
Stephen Regular "The iPad mini does receive the new design language"
  • "Originally, Stephen said it would not receive it", but the other hosts criticized him for his negativity.
Type2021 April RickiesScore
Stephen Regular "The iPad Pro is updated to a variant of the A14 chip" 0
  • If it's the M1, Apple would have to also mention that the M1 is an A14 variant to get the pick.
Stephen Regular "The big iPad Pro is updated with a feature that is unique to it" 1
Stephen Flexie "The Magic Keyboard for iPad goes unchanged" 0
  • Ungraded: what if it got a camera on the long edge? That'd be incredible.
Stephen Flexie "A new iPad comes in a new color for its line" 0
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.

Myke's iPad Picks

Type2017 Annual PredictionsScore
Myke Non‑graded "A 10.9" bezel-less iPad Pro" 0.5
Type2018 iPhone Event PredictionsScore
Myke Non‑graded "New iPads" 0
Myke Non‑graded "New pencil and keyboard" 0
Type2019 Annual PredictionsScore
Myke Regular "On iOS 13, the iPad home screen features more than just app icons" 1
Type2020 Annual RickiesScore
Myke Regular "The iPad Pro line is updated before the iPhone with a hardware feature that's not on any current iPhone in 2019 or 2020" 1
  • Myke says during grading that he originally expected 5G to get him this point but LIDAR did instead, but he actually focused on LIDAR when originally explaining this pick. (During the grading, Federico delivers his impromptu review of the 2020 iPad Pro.)
Type2020 Summer RickiesScore
Myke Regular "The iPad home screen gets new features" 1
  • The ability to stack widgets is juuuuuust enough to count.
Myke Non‑graded "Improved external display support for iPadOS" 0
Type2020 September RickiesScore
Myke Regular "Apple unveils a new iPad, not Pro" 1
Myke Risky "A non-Pro iPad gets a LIDAR sensor" -1
Myke Flexie "Details of a new iPad mini" 0
  • Also one year too early.
Myke Flexie "New non-Pro iPad gets second generation Apple Pencil" 1
Type2021 Annual RickiesScore
Myke Flexie "iPad multitasking is overhauled again"
Type2021 April RickiesScore
Myke Regular "The 12.9" iPad Pro ships later than the 11" iPad Pro" 0
Myke Regular "The iPad Pro gets 5G" 1
Myke Flexie "New iPad Pro accessory" 0
  • "Something we haven't seen before, or is redesigned significantly, e.g. Apple Pencil 1 to 2."
Myke Flexie "The camera on the iPad Pro moves to the long side" 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.

Federico's iPad Picks

Type2017 Annual PredictionsScore
Federico Non‑graded "New iPad accessories: Keyboard + protection + pencil holder" 0.75
Type2018 iPhone Event PredictionsScore
Federico Non‑graded "Two new iPad Pros" 0
  • "Maybe more of a hope"
Type2019 WWDC PredictionsScore
Federico Risky "Apple will bring back some kind of "app list/launcher" UI element on iPad" 2
  • Federico cites parts of Slide Over's new multitasking interface, and when that doesn't seem to be working, says "If you don't give me this point, I will call the police." It escalates to the point of typing 911 into his phone.
  • "Some kind of" is vague enough to count this, and it definitely is not because of the threat.
Type2020 Annual RickiesScore
Federico Risky "Apple will release at least 1 new pro app for iPad that we haven't previously seen on iPad" -1
  • "(The app can be universal.)"
Federico Non‑graded "The iPad home screen will continue to change with new elements and additions" 0
Type2020 Summer RickiesScore
Federico Risky "The iPad gets a new development tool to write code, on device, that is not Swift Playgrounds" -1
Type2020 September RickiesScore
Federico Regular "At least one of the new non-Pro iPads will have an iPad Pro inspired design" 1
  • "(the flat sides are key)"
Federico Flexie "The new iPad Air supports the Magic Keyboard" 1
Federico Flexie "Apple showcases at least one new feature coming in iOS or iPadOS 14.1" 0
  • The version number wasn't stated explicitly, otherwise Fitness+ would have counted.
Type2021 Annual RickiesScore
Federico Regular "Apple launches at least one iPad model with a new display technology"
  • He initially picked mini LED specifically. And after further discussion it was agreed that this meant a new display technology for the iPad, so for example OLED would also count.
Federico Risky "Apple will release a new programming app for iPad"
  • Federico asks to be quoted as "very very positive" that he will win on the strength of this Ricky Pick.
  • Not Swift Playgrounds, that is not new.
  • This was deemed not a reuse of a previous pick since it is even riskier and more specific.
Federico Flexie "Apple releases a bigger iPad Pro"
Type2021 April RickiesScore
Federico Regular "At least one of the new iPad Pros will have a Thunderbolt/USB4 port" 1
Federico Regular "Only the big iPad Pro gets the new display technology" 1
Federico Risky "The iPad Pro, with an updated USB-4/Thunderbolt port, features a new kind of support for external displays" -1
  • Ungraded: the multitasking system gets redesigned to better support external displays
Federico Flexie "DriverKit comes to iPadOS to let more kinds of accessories be supported on iPad" 0
Federico Flexie "Hypervisor comes to iPad" 0
Federico Flexie "The new iPad Pro comes with a fancy new GaN charger" 0
Type2021 WWDC RickiesScore
Federico Regular "In the next version of iPadOS, you can put widgets in more places (out of the left column)" 1
Federico Flexie "The Weather app comes to iPad" 0
Federico Flexie "Better external display support on iPad" 0
Federico Flexie "iOS and iPadOS 15 get native HomeKit widgets" 0
Type2021 September RickiesScore
Federico Flexie "The 9th generation iPad is introduced with a USB-C connector" 0