Why are mockups of rumored products considered front page news?

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  1. Rogifan
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    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. :confused:
     
  2. SandboxGeneral
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    It's because this is a rumors website. Mock ups clearly fit that bill.
     
  3. WildCowboy
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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.
     
  4. Rogifan
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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.
     
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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.
     
  7. arn
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    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/what-a-tall-iphone-5-with-4-inch-display-looks-like/
    iPhone 5 Behavior Video: http://www.macrumors.com/2012/08/31/video-demo-of-what-a-4-iphone-screen-looks-like-in-action/
    Siri: http://www.macrumors.com/2011/09/30/a-look-at-apples-assistant-interface-for-the-new-iphone/

    Regarding siri mockup:
    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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