Microsoft Isn’t Bothering To Live Stream Its Own Surface Event

Microsoft Isn’t Bothering To Live Stream Its Own Surface Event
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When major annual product events are going down, we usually take the time to tell you how to watch them. Sadly, we can’t that with Microsoft’s ‘Surface Event’, because there won’t be a live stream.

In a surprising move, Microsoft has said to Digital Trends that there won’t be an official live stream of the October 2 (October 3 in Australia) event. You’ll need to get all of your news and updates from the lucky few who are there.

If you’re still keen and want to scour social for updates, the event kicks off at 6am AEST on October 3.

The lack of live stream further cements my theory that we’re not going to see any exciting new hardware or redesigns in the Surface family until 2019.

If the rumours are to be believed, the best we can hope to expect are some new 8th Gen processors in the existing series, as well as new USB-C ports for the Surface Pro and a version that comes in black.

Frankly, I’m not sure if such minimal changes warrant giving the name Surface Pro 6 to. And perhaps it won’t – Microsoft may save it for the rumoured ‘Carmel’ device that is set to drop next year.

Alternatively, Microsoft could prove me wrong. They could have a big surprise in mind and give us something worthy of a brand new name. If so, great! But then why not stream it?

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