New patent hints that next Surface will replace Surface Connector with USB-C

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We posted yesterday on a new Microsoft patent from November 2018 (published 23rd May) which spoke of securing a Type Cover more solidly using magnets.

The good folks at Hot Hardware, however, noticed a detail we missed – that the design also appeared to be missing a Surface Connector.

In its place is the long-overdue USB-C port, complemented by the older USB-A and Display Port slots.

A USB-C port is about 2 generations overdue, with Panos Panay previously saying adding a USB-C port would mean the removal of the full-sized USB-A port.

“I’m not taking that away,” Panay said.

The patent suggests Microsoft appears to have resolved that thorny issue.

What do our readers think? Let us know below.

Via, TechRadar

More about the topics: patent, Surface, type cover

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