Pi3 cheaper than Pi2, any idea why?

I've noticed that at least on Amazon, Raspberry Pi 3's are cheaper than 2's.
Especially in the bundles of Pi, case, power supply and maybe microSD card.
Given that the 3 is considerably more capable than the 2 I'm wondering if
there's some sort of gotcha in the 3, like maybe software issues.....
Thanks for reading, and any thoughts.
bob prohaska
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Nothing like that; probably just cheaper because it's the current model and the makers strive to make each one as cheaply as possible. The software you run on it is up to you.
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Bob Martin
indeed the reason why the older models are still available is to support people who have integrated them into products so they are not continuously forced to redesign. (shame more manufacturers are not that considerate)
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There are some minor software issues due to the ARMv8 core, but this only affects OS level code. All the major OS's have been updated for the Pi3, so only a problem if you want to use a more obscure OS that hasn't been fixed yet.
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Aye, there's the rub.
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bob prohaska
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Or you need the platform with a lower current demand from the PSU...
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John Rumm
For the application of mine which I use Pi's, I don't need any more resources than the original Pi. Pi-zero + Ethernet would be ideal. I may look at using Pi zeros with USB ethernet 10/100 NIC, but at the moment I buy Pi 3's because that's what's easily available.
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Or one of the ENC28J60 breakout boards hung off the SPI bus? OK only 10BaseT but for most things that is ample.
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Dave Liquorice
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(for half that price on the Chinese websites, but there are a lot of different ones, not all of them might work well)
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I got mine from a Chinese site on ebay, works perfectly (once I plugged it in the right hole).
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Which is "the right hole?" And why?
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Jim H
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Two micro-USB connectors side by side on the Pi Zero: one for power, one for data.
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Can the zero be powered through the active USB connector? I'm wondering if a powered USB hub could also provide power? I'm guessing not as the current on the USB line is limited to half an amp and I think the pi needs more like 2 total... but maybe this might work for the zero. Since the hub is powering all the USB devices, I expect the small current to power the pi zero could easily be provided by the hub over the USB port.
So anyone try that? I think I have a powered hub here. I may try it myself.
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Rick C
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The Zero can be powered through either USB connector.
Only one has data though...
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