What competition exactly? There are no other screens that can utilise the Pi's DSI interface.Napier wrote:Of course, it could be because the official display just isn't much good when compared to the competition?
Yes other screens are/were/will be available, like...
- HDMIPi (uses obsolete TN screen technology and in searching I just found out it appears to be discontinued - nice of my "partners" to tell me )
- PiTop CEED (ips, nice big 14" screen but not very portable - great price though)
- various Adafruit offerings (all very nice, but a bit pricey)
- Do-it-yourself (which can end up being better value than ANY of the other offerings, but requires skill and risk-taking).
(HDMIPi + PiTop CEED) * several
It's horses for courses. Pick a screen that suits your needs. I do a lot of GPIO hacking, for which the official DSI screen is not so useful (without some kind of clunky breakout board on a ribbon cable). But that's fine. I use a different screen or no screen for that.
As for the OP and the original question: I ordered an A+ in April when Farnell announced the 512 MB RAM upgrade. I thought I'd bag one for the collection.
Initial delivery estimate was June. I had an email from them every few weeks with an updated ETA. It kept getting pushed back, so there was obviously some kind of scheduling issue (BCM2835 availability due to Pi Zero popularity maybe? WJDK). Last week I got a shipping notification (a month earlier than expected).
If you want concrete information, try asking the people who actually make and sell these things, not the people who license the IP to them.