Why Microsoft refused to use USB-C

New Microsoft Surface Pro Laptop 6 and Surface 2, contrary to the expectations of the users got no USB port-C. representatives of the company explained why it did not happen.

Submitted October 3, Microsoft Surface Pro laptop 6 and Laptop Surface 2 and have not received the USB type-C, which caused issues not only for ordinary users and fans, but also journalists. The decision commented Microsoft Vice President Panos Panay, concurrently head of the team that developed the products Surface.

According to Panay, USB-C connectors are nothing more than a fashion trend in the world of modern technology. The use of new port type would have a negative impact on past products, making them less successful on the background of new products. As the Vice-President of Microsoft, the emergence of USB-C in laptops and tablets, the company is only a matter of time: to ensure that the new technology will really be useful and successful in the future, we need more time. In addition, the change in the connector could lead to a drastic change in the design of Microsoft products, to which neither the company nor its users are not yet ready.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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