Microsoft may not launch a new Surface Book until 2018

A couple of weeks ago, news broke that Microsoft was planning to unveil new Surface hardware at an event in London at the end of October. Immediately, fans began speculating as to what Microsoft could possibly be announcing, and Surface Book 2 was high on peoples list of things they wanted to see. As it turns out, however, we may have to wait longer than anticipated.

According to Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft's next Surface Book, commonly referred to as "Surface Book 2" won't be launching until early 2018. While fans were hoping to see a new Surface Book unveiled later this year, it appears all we might be getting is the new Surface Pro with LTE that was originally announced back in May. Outside of the Surface Pro LTE, we won't be seeing any other Surface devices launch this year.

That means if you were holding out for a new Surface Book, or the rumored Surface phone, you'll have to keep waiting. Windows Central understands that Microsoft isn't planning to release any new mobile devices until 2018 at the earliest, and that's assuming those plans don't get postponed or canceled. Still, a new Surface Pro with LTE will be a great addition to the Surface line-up and will make Surface Pro far more portable than previous.

Of course, none of this is confirmed that this time. Microsoft may be planning to surprise us, but we're not holding our breath. Similarly, Microsoft will be holding a Mixed Reality Event on October 3rd, where it will detail its mixed reality plans to journalists and analysts. We're not expecting to see any major product announcements at that event.

Zac Bowden
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