Raspberry Pi 2.0 ready to ship
Two new holes, several fixes, no big changes
A new version of the Raspberry Pi has made its way into distribution channels.
Revision 2.0 boards, as the new model is known, don’t feature any substantive changes and the Raspberry Pi Foundation says most of us can ignore the upgrade, as:
“We don’t believe that the changes are large enough to make it worth “holding on” for revision 2.0, unless you have a specific requirement to add an audio codec or you need mounting holes for some industrial application.”
A few of the highlights of the upgrade include:
- The ability to power a Pi with a powered USB hub;
- A fix for an issue that caused problems when Pis were connected to TVs by HDMI;
- A new reset circuit;
- The aforementioned mounting holes, to help mount Pis for various applications
All the changes are detailed here, and the Pi guys say the new version should appear once existing Pi stocks run dry. That may already have happened, as apparently some Pi 2.0s have already made their way into users’ hands. ®
Re: Still waiting for mine and I ordered mind in March!
Well hopefully your mind will arrive before your Raspberry Pi does.
yes, they conform to a quite new standard. i'm not sure about its name, rpi form factor or something along these lines; its main feature being that holes for screws and ports are aligned to ports found on raspberry pi (however to use screws you need raspberry pi rev.2).
Re: Kinda hope
Hmmm ... I've been waiting on RS for 6 months now. Shocking communications - been told "shipping now" a couple of times, then I get an Email to say "delayed by up to 9 weeks" at the end of August. I won't bore this thread with the details, but RS scores a poor "must try harder" on their report card. Logistics planning absolute #FAIL. If it's not their fault, they would do well to say so.
I hope we're getting version 2.0 of the logistics and customer communication pipeline.