Panos Panay, head of Microsoft’s devices, made it clear that the company is not ready to release Surface Pro 5 yet. Panay, who gave an interview to CNET, said that Microsoft will have a passion for Surface Pro 5 if it makes meaningful changes just enough to make a new product. Panay said that its meaningful change does not mean a change of equipment as many people are looking for. Users have often emphasized that they want to see elements like the latest generation of processors, but that’s not what he means. Panay announced that the company will make a major change in its product line, following an experimental change.
However, a product like a Pro 5 is not in the plan. This means that we will not see a product that will soon be the successor to Surface Pro 4. There have been reports of Surface Pro 5 coming out lately, and it has been said that this device will not have any dramatic changes other than the Kaby Lake processor. Apparently, Microsoft Surface Pro 4 will be updated with the latest generation Intel processor and will be re-created with this name. It seems quite meaningful that Panay’s explanations come just before Microsoft’s other hardware event.
Microsoft will go to Shanghai on May 23. Panos Panay will also participate in this event and you can expect new equipment to be announced here. Microsoft is usually planning to make major Surface product announcements in New York City. For this reason, it is not unreasonable to make a narrower hardware upgrade at a different time and location. Meanwhile, the use of the #surface tag that Panos Panay shares with the announcement of the Shanghai event means that we will see a new Surface device at the end of this month.