Unfortunately that would require a board redesign, and since the market for something like that is pretty small, and indeed not the target audience, it's unlikely to happen. That said, if as we hope the board design is made public, it shouldn't be that difficult for someone to design an alternative. The problem would be sourcing the SoC in small quantities.
It wouldn't require a board redesign just to leave the through-hole connectors off.. which is what would be the most helpful.
I'd just like to note that I would happily pay ~$45+ for a Model B without the throughole connectors. It takes alot more than $10 of work to remove them..
But it would probably cost more than $10/board for the Foundation to push this sort of thing through production - effectively a new production run of very low numbers.
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