Below Microsoft's device line, USB-Crik is not compared to other OEMs that manufacture primitive computers. Surface Book 2, Surface Go and Surface Studio 2 devices, with universal port, have different goals for each device and lack Thunderbolt 3 standard. Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 completely revoked the port. For those who do not know, the USB-C based Thunderbolt 3 standard allows 40Gbps maximum data transfer capabilities to be able to load the device and work with 4K monitors.
Microsoft did not consider Port Exclusions to consider port port as ambiguous when merged with the micro-USB port in the 3rd device of Android, when the device tried to charge the chargers of the device. The connector was still required, the company released a Type-C dongle. However, the patents presented by the company still mention the launch of this work in the future in order to move it to the online device. A recent patent issued by the company that was last published in May 2018 suggests the invention of the M type M magnetic field.
The patent presented by Microsoft describes a magnetic recipe and "electronic combination of a combination of functions that includes an electronic connector". Connection, or rather, in this port can be used as a connection to activate or deactivate a latch mechanism, such as the magnetic connector can cause dissolution, such as the Surface Book hinge, or the current one can be used. Connect the surface to the cables.
In the presentation of patents, more description suggests that the magnetic connector can not be linked with USB C, and can be used for other connectors. If it is compatible with the oldest surface connection charger, or if it incorporates new types of I / O devices, anyone guesses it. The port may also be able to enable or disable the company's "friction experience", probably referring to the most common non-magnetic strain. The patent also touches the position of the magnet depending on the type and thickness of the device, where the magnets can be placed on the sides, upper and lower, or behind the connector.
Companies have patents based on their research efforts all the time. It is not a guarantee, however, that these patents indicate that they appear in future devices, so it is better to have all that information with a large amount of salt. Microsoft wants to launch the new 2019 Surface Device Host, and it will be very interesting to know whether the company has deployed USB-C, whether it's in the current form or on its own.
Source: USPTO through Patently Mobile