New ARC's?

Does anyone have any current information about how the new ARC’s are going to be issued? Does everyone need to get a new ARC with the chip? Or do we just wait for our current ARC’s to expire before being issued the newer model? I haven’t heard/received any information except for what I read in the China Post.
I read that we didn’t have to pay for the new ones, but I also read that they would have all of the new ARC’s issued by the end of this year.
My current ARC doesn’t expire for another 2 years so I was hoping that I wouldn’t have to get a new one until then.

Is there any current information out there?