Microsoft's October 2 media event in New York City is just over a week and a half away, but there is still much talk about what the company can have for a revelation. In the latest version, a new FCC presentation indicates that the next Surface Pro might have a pen that supports wireless charging.
As noted by The Verge for the first time, the Microsoft FCC presentation specifically mentions the "loading coil." In other places, the presentation also mentions "Stylus." Other parts of the presentation also mention the frequency range and the power output of the stylus.
By joining all this, it can be assumed that this refers to a surface stylus that can be recharged wirelessly. Currently, all newer Surface Pen models work with an AAAA battery, which Microsoft promises can last up to 12 months. Eventually, however, the internal battery needs to be replaced when it runs out.
As the pen included with Galaxy Note 10 Plus – and the Apple Pencil with iPad – has a charging coil, Microsoft could now be investigating a similar technology for its own Surface Pen. In fact, the Apple Pencil 2 can now be recharged wirelessly when connected to the latest iPad Pros.
Since the Surface Pen can be magnetically connected to the surface, it would make sense for wireless charging to be a new feature. Similar documentation has emerged in recent weeks, and one of them indicated a possible new version of Surface Mouse and Keyboard.
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