The $35 Raspberry Pi computer has been delayed due to a mistake in the manufacturing process which saw the wrong networking jack soldered onto the circuit board.

The $35 Raspberry Pi computer has been delayed due to a mistake in the manufacturing process which saw the wrong networking jack soldered onto the circuit board.

 
The credit-card sized computer, which features just the bare essentials, went on sale at the end of February, but the company behind it revealed that the first shipment of the device won't be able to connect to a computer network due to the mess-up with the networking jack.
 
The problem arose in the Chinese factory that Raspberry Pi is outsourcing production to in order to keep down costs.
 
 
The incident would not be such a disaster were it not for the fact that the networking jack is the only thing that distinguishes this particular model from the other one Raspberry Pi is selling, effectively turning the model B device into a model A.
 
An even bigger problem for the company going forward is that it is facing supply issues for the proper networking jack, which means further delays for the sold-out cheap as chips computer, which has met with a positive reception by many sectors of society.
 
Raspberry Pi apologised for the mistake and said it was a minor problem to fix.
 
Source: BBC