timboler wrote:Regarding the RasPi3
Why were we kept in the dark regarding the new model release?
Why did the management allow misleading information regarding the development to remain on the FAQ?
7. WHEN WILL THE NEXT MODEL OF THE RASPBERRY PI BE RELEASED?
As of February 2015, the second generation of the Raspberry Pi has been released, initially in a Model B version. Beyond this revision, which upgraded the main processor on the board to a quad core and doubled the RAM while maintaining full backwards compatibility with the original Raspberry Pi, there are no immediate plans to release any more new models. A further new model may be released in 2-3 years, but this is not a firm schedule. We concentrate our engineering effort on making the software that runs on the Raspberry Pi faster and better all the time, which is why you should always ensure that you are running the most recent firmware. -General -Top
I have to agree that this approach is always going to cause problems to some extent. (I speak as one who bought a B+ a week before the Pi2 was unveiled!) On the one hand it's good marketing because people like (nice) surprises, but I'd hate to be a bulk-purchaser who'd just bought a truckload of Pi2s right now.
Also there was a growing backlash over the scarcity of the Zero in recent months; a small constituency perhaps, but if those folks had known that the production line was otherwise engaged, there would have been a lot less vitriol flying around the blogosphere these last couple of months.
I mean, don't the Foundation think that maybe a better approach in future would to let the public know that *something* new is incoming, without giving away exactly what it's going to consist of? (There, a question finally lol.) Imagine how much fun you could have teasing all us slavering fanboysngirls...