Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Raspberry Pi sales surpass 5 million milestone

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    28,469
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1,849 times in 629 posts

    Raspberry Pi sales surpass 5 million milestone

    The figures match initial Apple Watch orders, estimated at between 5-6 million units.
    Read more.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Kingdom of Fife (Scotland)
    Posts
    4,991
    Thanks
    393
    Thanked
    220 times in 190 posts
    • crossy's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS Sabertooth X99
      • CPU:
      • Intel 5830k / Noctua NH-D15
      • Memory:
      • 32GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Samsung 850Pro NVMe, 1TB Samsung 850EVO SSD, 1TB Seagate SSHD, 2TB WD Green, 8TB Seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus Strix GTX970OC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX750 (modular)
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster HAF932 (with wheels)
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro 64bit, Ubuntu 16.04LTS
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG Flattron W2361V
      • Internet:
      • VirginMedia 200Mb

    Re: Raspberry Pi sales surpass 5 million milestone

    The Cupertino company is anticipating demand for its first wearable somewhere close to initial shipments of the original iPad. Quoting people familiar with the matter, the WSJ says that the entry-level Apple Watch Sport model will take up half of the production order, while the mid-tier Apple Watch is expected to account for one-third of output. The high-end Apple Watch Edition which features an 18-karat gold casing will take up the remaining orders, and the firm plans to start producing over one million units of the gold model per month in the second quarter.
    Congratulations RPi! I'm still surprised by the amount of buzz around RPi (and the "me too" models that came out later), but am hopeful that this'll spawn at least a few kids more interested in getting out a soldering iron than download the latest Candy Crush.

    Maybe it's me just being negative, but I'm pretty unimpressed by the iWatch line up. They strike me as pretty ugly and the kind of thing that people poked fun at when similar stuff launched from Samsung, LG, etc last year. Current 'droid ones - Moto 360, G Watch R, etc seem to be a lot more visually appealing. That said, like others, I'm unconvinced that this years smartwatch will still be usable in 3-4 years time, so a bad piece of spending - especially at the £200+ prices being asked. That kind of money would get a reasonable Seiko, which'd still be usable 20-30 years later.

    Career status: still enjoying my new career in DevOps, but it's keeping me busy...

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    502
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    45 times in 29 posts

    Re: Raspberry Pi sales surpass 5 million milestone

    I'm unconvinced by smartwatches in general, especially at current prices, but surely the price can only drop. The issue is that the components are actually very cheap and integrated, and miniaturisation is no longer the ultra-premium issue it once was.

    So it must be that most of the cost is either licensing patents, or the watch body and strap (e.g., the gold plated iWatch). Or the brand name on top.

    The round watches look more appealing too, and the Android Wear UI has a round UI mode. I just don't care about notifications that much to need easier access to them on my wrist.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Wonderful Warwick!
    Posts
    2,606
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    99 times in 82 posts

    Re: Raspberry Pi sales surpass 5 million milestone

    They are another technology thing that Apple can say they've revolutionised....
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

  5. #5
    root Member DanceswithUnix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    In the middle of a core dump
    Posts
    9,808
    Thanks
    482
    Thanked
    1,010 times in 859 posts
    • DanceswithUnix's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus X470-PRO
      • CPU:
      • 2600X
      • Memory:
      • 16GB 3200MHz
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Linux, 1TB Games (Win 10)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus Strix RX Vega 56
      • PSU:
      • 650W Corsair TX
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Fedora 28 + Win 10 Pro 64 (yuk)
      • Monitor(s):
      • Benq XL2730Z 1440p + Samsung 2343BW 2048x1152
      • Internet:
      • Zen 80Mb/20Mb VDSL

    Re: Raspberry Pi sales surpass 5 million milestone

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    Congratulations RPi! I'm still surprised by the amount of buzz around RPi (and the "me too" models that came out later), but am hopeful that this'll spawn at least a few kids more interested in getting out a soldering iron than download the latest Candy Crush.
    I never bothered with the original Pi, but I must say I think I have already had my money's worth out of the Pi 2. It is actually quite usable whereas I think the original Pi was more a solution looking for a problem.

    So yes, congrats Pi Foundation. Now chop chop with a 64 bit version; would that be a Pi64 ?

  6. #6
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Posts
    85
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked
    6 times in 4 posts

    Re: Raspberry Pi sales surpass 5 million milestone

    I'm waiting for Windows 10 for Raspberry PI 2 then I'll be getting one too!

  7. #7
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    27
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2 times in 2 posts

    Re: Raspberry Pi sales surpass 5 million milestone

    I'm waiting to get my hands on the new Pi2 the more power looks great for xbmc/kodi.

    what to do with the old one might actually have to get a soldering iron out and attempt something

  8. #8
    root Member DanceswithUnix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    In the middle of a core dump
    Posts
    9,808
    Thanks
    482
    Thanked
    1,010 times in 859 posts
    • DanceswithUnix's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus X470-PRO
      • CPU:
      • 2600X
      • Memory:
      • 16GB 3200MHz
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Linux, 1TB Games (Win 10)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus Strix RX Vega 56
      • PSU:
      • 650W Corsair TX
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Fedora 28 + Win 10 Pro 64 (yuk)
      • Monitor(s):
      • Benq XL2730Z 1440p + Samsung 2343BW 2048x1152
      • Internet:
      • Zen 80Mb/20Mb VDSL

    Re: Raspberry Pi sales surpass 5 million milestone

    Quote Originally Posted by bae85 View Post
    I'm waiting for Windows 10 for Raspberry PI 2 then I'll be getting one too!
    You do know it is just the Windows kernel, no desktop (or even video output)?

    What Microsoft product do you feel you need to make it usable? Really, I would suggest just trying one as it is if you think you have a need for it.

  9. #9
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Posts
    85
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked
    6 times in 4 posts

    Re: Raspberry Pi sales surpass 5 million milestone

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    You do know it is just the Windows kernel, no desktop (or even video output)?

    What Microsoft product do you feel you need to make it usable? Really, I would suggest just trying one as it is if you think you have a need for it.
    well in that case forget it, I just want a little mini PC!

  10. #10
    . bledd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    1,882
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked
    134 times in 84 posts

    Re: Raspberry Pi sales surpass 5 million milestone

    I use mine for OpenElec

    It's awesome, so much faster than the first one. I'm going to kit out all my TV's with these.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •