Re: Will we see a Pi 4 in the near future...?


 

The price/perfomance at $35 for a Pi 3 is sufficient (or exceeds) the needs of the users of the Raspberry Pi.  Building a marginally 'better' board for a higher price, is a much smaller market.  There are several out there now.

For embedded builds, eg. something attached to the GPIO system, 100% compatibility is a requirement.  Some of the competitors fail to meet 100% compatibility with pins on the GPIO.

Remember, this was originally designed as "in classroom" teaching tool, it has been wildly more successful than expected.  The Raspberry Pi Foundation is not in it for the profit.

They are focused on improving software tools for the current time being, and that's fine.

On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 11:19 AM, Max via Groups.Io <kg4pid@...> wrote:
They must not be needing money or they would be bringing out a newer model sooner. Or they have built too many of the previous models and are trying to reduce their stock. They don't have much competition in their performance/price/support range. All the others lack in one or more of these areas.

If they can sell the Pi3 for $35, imagine what they could build for $60 or $70!  

Max KG4PID

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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
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