Last week, when Microsoft published its changelogs for the release of a few Surface updates, there was odd phrasing included in the documentation. Microsoft has a page dedicated to these firmware and software updates but in the release last week, the documentation contained the phrase “adds support for an upcoming product release.”
Initially, when you read that there is an upcoming product release, your mind jumps to Surface Pro 5 and Surface Book 2, but I don’t think that’s what these logs are referencing. I’m still poking around but it appears that this language is referring to a smaller update or change with the Surface Family.
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Further, this is not referencing the Creators update which was my initial thought when the update log was published. I asked Microsoft for a statement about the unusual language and they declined to comment on future product plans.
Earlier today, Microsoft began offering the Pro 4 without a pen which results in lowering the price of entry for the device by $100 and I asked if they would be extending this option to other SKUs; the company said that they, again, don’t comment on future plans for their devices. From what users on Twitter have said, this offer has been available from re-sellers for some time.