Surprise, surprise, Raspberry Pi 4 has been launched!

Faster CPU, dual 4k HDMI support, up to 4GB RAM, USB type C, USB3 and (finally!) no more bottlenecking the ethernet port over USB2: full gigabit speeds!

Also: same old price 😍

@aperezdc

Unpopular indeed 😂

What could you possibly not like about USB-C? Are you hoarding old power supplies? 😆

@fribbledom Well, I do have most of my devices with pre USB-C connectors, but that is a deliberate choice to avoid USB-C. There was absolutely no reason to change connectors for USB, and the way -C is designed it allows ports to have different capabilities (for example ThunderBolt being optional, or charging), some combos of cables and ports can fry devices (granted, it's not very likely), and I would rather not have PCI lanes wired to a general purpose connector that any random device may use.

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Okay so...

1) The PCI lanes are a part of Thunderbolt, which as you said is optional. There's also opt-in before a device gets DMA or anything fun. You can also fully disable Thunderbolt in UEFI.

2) The big motivators for the new connector were reversibility (both of the connectors and the ends of the cable), power delivery, and a sturdier connector

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