New Version Raspberry Pi Ready to Ship

An upgraded version of the Raspberry Pi is heading for distribution, with reports already that the R-Pi 2.0 has already been shipped and recieved by some users.

Revision 2.0 boards, as the new model is known, don't feature any large-scale changes, with the Raspberry Pi Foundation saying that the majority of us can simply ignore the upgrade.

The Foundation said: "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.

The main highlights of the upgraded version include the ability to power the micro-computer via a powered USB hub, a new reset circuit and improved mounting holes.

There is also a fix for the reported issue original R-Pis has connecting to TVs by HDMI cables. A full list of the changes can be found on the Foundation's website.

The new version will only be released once supplies of the current version have been exhausted, however many are reporting that this has already happened and that R-Pi2.0 is already shipping.

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