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Old Jul 2, 2013, 02:25 PM   #1
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Why are mockups of rumored products considered front page news?

I'm just curious why mockups of rumored Apple products are considered front page news worthy? I get leaked photos that may or may not be the real thing. But commissioning someone to mockup what you think a product could look like? I don't get how that's newsworthy.
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I don't get how that's newsworthy.
It's because this is a rumors website. Mock ups clearly fit that bill.
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Old Jul 2, 2013, 02:32 PM   #3
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Because it's a good way to bring together all of the rumors floating around and generate discussion about what the final product might look like.
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It's because this is a rumors website. Mock ups clearly fit that bill.
Hardware leaks I get but a mock up based on very few reliable details to me doesn't seem to fit the bill of news or rumor. Seems to me to be a waste of time.
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This place deals in Rumours. Hence the name and everything.
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The same reason that OS X news is considered page 2.

Page views => Ad revenue.
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Hardware leaks I get but a mock up based on very few reliable details to me doesn't seem to fit the bill of news or rumor. Seems to me to be a waste of time.
These are not random guesses. The track record for educated mockups based on leaked info is pretty good. These were all posted before the actual products were announced:

iPhone 5: http://www.macrumors.com/2012/05/14/...ay-looks-like/
iPhone 5 Behavior Video: http://www.macrumors.com/2012/08/31/...ike-in-action/
Siri: http://www.macrumors.com/2011/09/30/...he-new-iphone/

Regarding siri mockup:
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Slow News day with all the Fake things being posted with 0 creditability....
Of course, the non-symetrical iPhone 5 mockups didn't end up being a real product, but we do believe they were real prototypes.

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