Bye bye Pi
> If you’re hoping a new Raspberry Pi will pear [sic] in 2023
Not really, no. Though it would be nice if any RPi appeared on the shelves at some point in the future. With the Pi4 being as powerful as I ever need to go.
From my perspective, the best thing about Pis is their GPIO. Being able to attach peripherals, devices and sensors to a Pi and to access them (more or less) on a Linux platform. However, over the past couple of years, I have moved on, found other ways of doing the same. These days I find that an ESP32 performs all the interfacing functions I need - though more I/O pins would be nice.And with their inbuilt WiFi and low cost and availability throughout the pandemic, they are hard to beat. Even when or if RPis become available to amateurs like me, the shine has definitely gone off the product.
Plus, for those who only want a cheap media player, there are (and always have been) alternatives at similar prices and often with better specifications.