This was deemed correct during grading, allowing for the "7S" actually being named the 8.
During grading, Myke wondered if Stephen had been thinking that there would be a phone with the traditional design, or if he was thinking that there would be no "unicorn" phone at all. Of course, it is impossible to read his mind, but in the original pick, Stephen seems to imply that it will just be the "7S".
This was originally just "faster charging", but the live chat pointed out a recent FCC filing by Apple which undercut the riskiness of the pick. Stephen added a specific wattage target and also had to decide whether the existing MagSafe puck will support the higher wattage.
"The new phone will need to be between 228g - 264g, as the 14 Pro Max weighs 240g" was what was written down, but those numbers are off (there was some shuffling between 5% and 10% when debating this as a Risky pick). Ultimately it did end up being within 10%.
This seems to have been a sub-bullet point to the previous pick originally, but was forcibly upgraded to a full pick by Myke during grading. (Again, this "game" wasn't even supposed to be a competition originally.)
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.)
Grading for this was tricky, but Stephen discovered that the Apple Accessory Design Guidelines indicate that the notch got very slightly smaller, by millimeters, mostly due to the switch from LCD to OLED in the iPhone 12. The consensus is that it's a technical victory but not an honorable one.
Myke thinks that "periscope" is a bad name for regular people and so Apple will pick something else, and to make it risky, he has made a specific guess at the branding. He also considered "Ultra Telephoto".
Was originally just a pick about a new, as-yet-unannounced iOS 15 feature, but the hosts suspected that was another reuse.
In retrospect, this was a tricky pick to grade because how would we know the day after the event? Federico provides some insider information indicating that the setting does exist, but can it be said to have "come true", as the rule states, without proof? The meaning of truth itself is debated, perhaps a philosophical high point for the Rickies. The point is ultimately granted, with the understanding that in the future, the rules will be amended to clarify that picks must be publicly verifiable to earn points.
Deemed incorrect because it wasn't mentioned and there was no way to find out at the time of grading. This was in fact the correct decision, as it was not present in iOS 16 originally. The feature did eventually arrive in iOS 16.4, so this pick was just a bit early.