Some thoughts about rPi 0 after it release. I don't want to say it is bad product but i can't find is market placement ...
IMHO usb type A connector, normal size HDMI, wifi built-in and Chip will get beaten. I have no idea why Foundation decided to strip down so important things. You can't use it as IoT, you have to buy special cables and put on your desk a cable spider instead of clean working environment.
It could cost a dollar or two more but it will unleash power of rPi community for masses. Now it is too complex to start with rPi zero. Too many accessories needed, too many things to do (or buy) before you can get into work.
At first i thought it could replace in my projects arduino+esp8266. On second i realized that it is not, not even though it is too powerful or expensive (price is great!), but it will work as autonomous system with TCP/IP stack .... but without peripherals to use it
At least you have to add serial port transciver for bluetooth connection.
IMHO it is sad that to get into work (at least to start up your own program and leave it autonomous) you have to add: keyb+mice (1 usb - that is ok), wifi/lan card (1 ubs - that is not ok), usb hub (that is ok), nonstandard HDMI cable (that is nonsense). IMHO it should be simplier. What is great I heard that usb back power works.
Single USB is ok, but with wifi built-in so you could work remotely. Raspian image could (like in OpenWRT Gargoyle) enable wifi in AP mode so you can easily connect to it.
I think that it is great product for the price, but i think that i will not make me use rPi 0 at my school. It would take to much effort to prepare class everyday use of rPi 0 on 1 or 2 lessons, somewhere between classes where i have to use regular PC.
In undeveloped societies it is great product that can bring computing into homes and schools, but in the UK, USA? Isn't there Micro:Bit? I don't think that somewhere in poor countries people will decide to use rPi 0 instead of B model.
PS. I don't want to start a flame war or something, this are my thoughts and that is my personal opinion. I still think that rPi for everyone almost for free is great achievement. But should cables and SD card multiply price by 4? I also hate guys selling rPi 0 in Poland for $50!
rPi A (256MB), B (Egoman), 2xB2, 1xB3, 1x0 v.1.2, 1x0 v1.3 + dozens of freescales, arduinos, c.h.i.p., s905, odroid etc.
Yeah, I'm weird OpenWRT/Lede freak