Radically Different

The cottage industry built around Apple rumors is a fun one to follow.  It's often insightful, but even more often it's just silly.  Take this example:
Citing an anonymous source within the Cupertino-based company's Asian supply chain, hit-or-miss macotakara.jp claims Apple with the help of its component suppliers is gearing up to introduce Macs that are "absolutely different from current products," possibly by the "end of this year."
What exactly was the point of publishing this story?  Its sole purpose seems to be so that if almost anything comes out between now and December 31 the author (Katie Marsal) can point to her report and say See?!  I told you!