Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 was launched only four months ago yet rumors regarding the fifth generation of the device are already making rounds on the internet.
Speculations point out that Microsoft may release the much-anticipated Surface Pro 5 in June. Previous reports stated that the launch of the device will be postponed as there has been a delay in the release of new hardware from the company. It was reported that it will be released in Spring 2017. Apparently, the release clashes with the Windows 10 Redstone 2 update.
If reports are to be believed, Microsoft is planning to release its next tablet cum laptop before Apple’s rumored MacBook Pro model. Reports also suggest that Apple would announce the device at its Worldwide Developer’s conference (WWDC), which is scheduled to start on June 13, 2016.
Although Surface Pro 4 was released in October last year, there has been several complaints recorded citing the battery issue. This leads to the possibility that Surface Pro 5 could be seen much earlier before October this year.
TechRadar has also pointed out that back in 2014, Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 3 in May and most models were available by late June that year. Considering this, an early launch is entirely possible.
Moreover, there are several indications that huge discounts are being offered on older models, including the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book.
A limited-time offer is provided by Microsoft Store along with free Dock and Pen Tip Kit worth US$122. Another report states that the Redmond-based company may launch the device at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) which begins on June 14 and ends on June 16.
Fortunately, the E3 event coincides with Apple’s WWDC event so the rumors could certainly turn out to be true. This could give Microsoft an opportunity to get ahead of its competitor.