In the heart of the summer of 2019, the Raspberry Foundation lifted the veil on the new, and fourth generation, Pi. being set at just $35. Obviously, after more than three years of seniority, many people hope for the arrival, from 2023, of his successor… but for that, you will have to be very patient.
The Raspberry Pi 5 not before 2024
Indeed, a few days ago, the Raspberry Foundation evoked, not without humour, the future of its Pi computer. Also, many people have deduced a more or less imminent arrival of this Raspberry Pi 5. Very recently, the co-founder of the foundation, however, wanted to set the record straight, and has already confirmed that this Raspberry 5 will not be launched in 2023.
—Raspberry Pi (@Raspberry_Pi) December 15, 2022
Indeed, like other companies, Raspberry has been hit hard by the component crisis, and a return to normal is only just beginning to be felt. In addition to the impossibility of obtaining the precious silicon, Raspberry also announces having to deal with concerns related to packaging, but also to various tests and other validation stages. So many elements that do not push the foundation to launch a new product.
Also, the Raspberry Foundation wishes to capitalize on the current Pi 4, which has been unavailable for many months. Contrary to what is practiced by other market giants, Raspberry does not want to register its customers on any waiting list, and on the contrary wishes to allow them to receive their product only a few days after ordering it.
Eben Upton, co-founder of Raspberry, thus wishes to take advantage of the year 2023 to “recover from two years of supply chain hell“. In addition, the company does not want to be faced with any constraint again by launching the Raspberry 5 prematurely, and will therefore devote itself fully in 2023 to the microcomputer launched in 2019.
A record longevity for the Raspberry 4, which has already exceeded (by a few months) the three years of seniority of the former dean of the range, namely the Raspberry Pi B+. Note, however, that if the situation seems to be gradually returning “normal” regarding the Raspberry Pi 4, it is still and always very difficult (if not impossible) to obtain the nano-computer at the present time, regardless of the version desired…