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When will the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ be available for purchase?
The new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is available to purchase from Wednesday 14th March 2018 onwards. We expect that, due to the huge popularity of the product around the globe, the new board will sell out very quickly and you should still place an order to be amongst the first to receive the product when it is back in stock!
US Customers: We'll update you when more stock is available. For now, please back order your unit to reserve your Rasperry Pi!
How much does the new model cost?
RRP is $35 USD (excluding sales tax, shipping & handling fees).
What is the max limit on how many I can buy?
As many as you can afford! We’ll make as many as you need.
Are there any accessories that I can purchase for the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+?
Yes, there are accessories to enable users to get started with their Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+:
Where can I buy the new Pi?
The new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is available to order from the 14th of March from our online stores or via the 'Buy Now' button at element14.com/RaspberryPi.
Alternatively, please try one of our preferred resellers at:
In which countries can the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ be purchased?
The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is available through our very well established global reseller network in the majority of countries around the globe. Please visit the following to check for availability:
Where can I find more information about the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+?
More information on the new model, including videos and an array of other content, can be found at: element14.com/raspberrypi.
What about projects using the old board? Can I easily swap to the Pi 3 Model B+?
The new model has the same form and factor as the previous generation of Raspberry Pi (Pi 3 Model B, ), and in the majority of use cases you will be able to easily swap to the Pi 3 B+. It will depend, though, on the nature of the project that is being undertaken, due to the use of the on-board WiFi and Bluetooth which now typically uses the UART that used to be referred to by ttyAMA0 in Raspbian, which is now ttyS0 and is available via the GPIO.
What Raspberry Pi model is right for me?
The new Pi 3 Model B+ board is ideal for customers wishing to develop IoT applications. It is IoT ready straight out of the box, with improved networking connectivity and thermal dissipation.
For education-based customers, who might not need the benefits of wireless connectivity but may still be seeking extra performance, we have the very popular Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.
The Raspberry Pi 2 provides an ideal solution for those customers seeking even lower power consumption based projects.
The compute module suits those customers who are looking for a small form factor to create their own bespoke embedded hardware, “design in” solutions.
Will the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B still be available?
Yes, the Pi 3 Model B will still be the right board for many customers' needs, hence the Pi 3 Model B will continue to be available for sale.
Will the Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Display work with the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+?
Yes, the will work with the new board. For installation follow the connection instructions for the Touchscreen Display.
If the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is not in stock, how long will it be before it becomes available?
All orders for the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Placing your order now ensures that as soon as we get more units in stock, your new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ will be shipped to you. You can expect to receive your Raspberry Pi 3 within the delivery time quoted on our websites as you added the product to your shopping cart.
When will my new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ arrive?
With huge global demand for the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, stock is selling out fast. If we were unable to service your need with our initial stock, you can expect to receive your Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ within the delivery time quoted on our websites. We are serving all customers on a first-come, first-serve basis, hence will do our best to deliver your Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ earlier than the date quoted online.
What is the global availability of the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+?
There is a huge demand around the globe for the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, with stock being shipped as fast as possible. The new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ will be available from the 14th of March onward, with thousands of Pis being delivered every week as stock arrives.
What software will be made available and where can I download it?
Alternatively, you can purchase a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ with a 16GB NOOBS MicroSD card with the software pre-loaded to ease getting started. See our accessories listing for full details.
How do I ensure that the built-in wireless LAN and Bluetooth connectivity works with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+?
sudo apt-get update
What versions of Bluetooth and wireless LAN are supported?
Is there a microSD Card available with the new model?
A new , including all of the software you would need to get started quickly and easily is available from element14.
Will the 16GB NOOBS MicroSD Card I receive work with the other models?
Will the microSD card and Operating System from my previous model of Raspberry Pi work with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+?
sudo apt-get update
Alternatively, you can download the latest SD Card image from raspberrypi.org/downloads.
Will the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ support more than just the Raspbian operating system?
Yes, the Raspberry Pi already supports 7 official operating systems including:
Though there may be a delay as these operating systems are rebuilt to support the new hardware components, such as the wireless LAN chip and the on-board Ethernet and USB hub.
Are there wireless LAN and/or Bluetooth available on earlier models of the Raspberry Pi?
Can the Pi 3 Model B+ be overclocked?
Does the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ benefit from ARMv8 or ARMv7 architecture?
The Raspberry Pi 3 B+ uses the latest BCM2837B0 processor, containing a quad 64 bit A53 processor running at 1.4GHz. The processor instruction set is compatible with the ARMv8-A architecture, which includes backwards compatibility with the previous ARMv7-A architecture. The current 32bit Raspbian distribution will only support the ARMv7-A instruction set and other distributions will be able to take further advantage of the ARMv8-A instructions and 64 bit support.
Is there a size limit on the microSD Card with the new board?
What power supply do I need?
Where can I find schematics for the new model?