Originally Posted by charlituna
Because they are often very correct.
Yep! Often correct!
And these are just the PHYSICAL pieces. You want to talk about how "correct" mockups are, we have to take into account all the digital ones, too.
Ah, for reference, in order:
iPad (the first one)
5th gen iPod (what became the iPod video, this one says "iPod AV" on the back)
iPad mini, at the original iPad's launch
No clue, some sort of Newton successor
iHome, a mythical Apple DVR (yes, DVR), built according to what people thought it "should be" back then (this was, what, 2004?)
Now, to be fair, the iPad 2 was pretty close (wrong, but close), and it's that orange mold thing that has sold me on the thought that they might even make an iPad mini, but that's really it. As far as physical mockups either claiming to be real products about to be released or just claiming to be mockups of how an expected product could look, way more failure than success. Take digital ones into account and the ratio skyrockets in the same way.
Edited by Tallest Skil - 10/22/12 at 2:07pm