As cool as this is, “Model B+” is a poor name. It should be “Model C”.
The naming is a nod to the BBC Micro series of personal computers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Micro#Description
I think B+ was the right choice since it is a minor improvement on the Model B rather than a model that is differentiated by new features and updated technology.
I would agree, except that the major difference between the A and B was the amount of RAM and the addition of an Ethernet port.
Agreed. Cables, cases, and memory sticks are not compatible, which covers most of what relates to compatibility. RAM is pretty much the only upgrade that I’d think warrants just a ‘+’ modifier, and that was the difference between A and B.
My favorite change is that there are no longer ports on all 4 sides of the device. The OpenELEC (XBMC) Pi in my media center looks like an octopus.