As you can see in posts above already, upgrading other devices as well would create a huge list of SKUs, and no clear approach in regards of costs vs revenue anymore (for the already backed devices). Eve's team size is not comparable to other companies on the market, and based on that I cannot apply the exact same rules.
Just look at what it will end up with (because you will have to offer the steps in-between as well if you want to avoid rage in the forum):
- M3 & 128 GB
- M3 & 256 GB
- M3 & 512 GB
- M3 & 1 TB
- i5 & 256 GB
- i5 & 512 GB
- i5 & 1 TB
- i7 & 512 GB
- i7 & 1 TB
From 3 options before it jumped to 9 (and who says that there are some i7 backers that actually want 256GB?). People that ordered the i7 mainly for the storage capacity, but now say that 512GB is enough will possibly want to downgrade to i5 or even M3. Same counts for the people with i5 (downgrade to M3). People that bought M3, but now would like more storage could upgrade to three different options with the same CPU.
And you have to bear in mind that each of these can be connected with each option of the keyboard, that'll have a multiplying effect and might delay shipments on its own.
I simply do not see this as a feasible option considering the effort for the @Team for a regular swap between a backer that does not want the device anymore and a person that wants to fill in. I still want them to get sleep and have time to eat to be honest (and Konsta to be able to pet his cat... but that might be just my social romantic view on life ).