Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 is such a big success that people are already looking forward to its successor. Even though the company has not released any information about the Surface Pro 5 yet, rumors about the device are consistently coming in every few weeks.
However, there are multiple indications that lead to a conclusion that the release date would be extended to next year.
Surface Pro 4 Release Date
With the Surface Pro 5 staying unconfirmed at this time of the year, it is more likely that the company is pushing its release to 2017. Rumors suggest that the device will carry a Kaby Lake processor from Intel and this spec rumor can support such delay.
According to TechRadar, Kaby Lake processors won't be ready until the end of 2016, so it probably cannot be shipped to the Surface team before that time.
Furthermore, there is also the news about the Windows 10 update release date. According to sources, the Redstone 2 update won't be arriving until 2017 spring. With that additional info, it is very clear that Microsoft is probably pushing the release for the Surface Pro 5 to next year.
Microsoft's Hardware Launch and Upcoming Events
According to a recent report from Neowin, Microsoft may hold an event in October but it won't be for any of the new generations of the Surface devices or the rumored Surface Phone. Instead, an all-in-one PC will come alongside a 'refresh' to the Surface Book and the Surface Pro 4. The said all-in-one PC will be the company's center of attention at the said event and it would be tagged as the device that "turns your desk into a studio."
It may not be as exciting of a news to Surface Pro fans, but it is still something to look forward to from Microsoft. Nonetheless, fans are still hoping that if this event is indeed taking place, Microsoft could at least mention the next-gen Surface devices and the existence of the Surface Phone.