For the record, all current Intel desktop CPUs are pinless. The pins are on the board. So saying it ships without pins doesn't really say much. That's why I have a sneaking suspicion that the author might just be a clueless dumbass talking out their ass.
If you RTFA, rather than just the summary, you'll see that they are saying that Broadwell will not be available in an LGA package. It Only BGA. Whether they are right or not, time will tell, but they are not confused about how CPUs are connected to motherboards.