There's been enough back and forth from J&J to figure "who knows" at this point, without a definitive "Yes" or "No". I do agree, and alluded to, your point on the components, etc. It may very well not be cost effective to do this upgrade. Then again, 10,000 R1s in the field. Plus they're still selling Red Ones on RED.com. And Jannard said they'd support R1 "like a queen".
I'm still thrilled at how awesome the pictures look, and how bulletproof the R1 is, today. Anything else is gravy.