Raspberry Pi delay due to factory hiccup
If you haven't seen this yet, just announced by RaspberryPi.org, ther has been a slight hiccup at the manufacturing plant: Manufacturing hiccup | Raspberry Pi
The Register also are running with it in a more tabloid style: World's Raspberry Pi supply knackered in factory blunder ? The Register
It’s inevitable, isn’t it – you’re freewheeling along perfectly happily and then you get a puncture.
As you’ll have noticed, there’s been a bit of a delay in shipping the first batch of Raspberry Pis out to people. This is because of a hardware parts substitution that was made in the factory by accident: specifically, where we’d specified jacks with integrated magnetics in the BOM and schematics, the factory soldered in non-magnetic jacks. No magnetics means no network connection. We’ve known about this for four days now, but we haven’t been able to tell you about it because it meant we had to do some further tests to make sure that nothing else was affected.