In recent days there has been a strong rumor about the appearance of a new version of Raspberry Pi, called Raspberry Pi 4. This new rumor has appeared after the price and stock reduction in some official providers. This has been joined by the anniversary of the launch of the Raspberry Pi 3 and the second anniversary of the Raspberry Pi 2.
The rumors are high, but one of the creators of the Raspberry Pi, Eben Upton, has come out to deny such rumors, stating that there will be no Raspberry Pi 4, at least for this year.
Eben Upton has stated in Beta News that the annual launch of a new Raspberry Pi model is a lie and that the Foundation's trend is to release a plaque every three years. This means that Raspberry Pi 4 will arrive, but it will not arrive in 2017 as many say but will be launched during 2019. Although, Upton affirms that the intention of the Foundation is to launch a board every longer, wanting to increase that period of time.
Raspberry Pi 4 to be released in 2019 or later
So it seems that the one year difference between model 2 and model 3 was just coincidence, but maybe if we have a new model during this year. Currently Raspberry Pi has several models and versions of its board and although there will not be a Raspberry Pi 4, Yes, there may be a new Raspberry Pi Zero or some board that uses the Raspberry Pi base but with another type of technology communication such as NFC.
Personally I think that Raspberry Pi 3 still has a lot of life ahead of it and despite the fact that its rivals are doing very good jobs, the Raspberry Pi community is very large and that makes Raspberry Pi 3 ideal for many projects and for many users Do not you think?