Microsoft has associated for a patent for a USB-C connection system by a magnet to make charging and data transfer on a Surface tablet easier.
Thus, it is likely that the future Surface line will be equipped with a USB-C connection port with this magnet. Not surprisingly, although the Surface Pro 6 still has no USB-C, the Surface Book 2, even the second Surface Go, has a USB-C port.
According to PhoneArena, the patent was filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in May with the title “Magnetically Activated Latch Mechanism.”
The image in the patent describes the USB-C port with two magnets on the left and right sides that make the cable and the inhalation port easy even at “relatively large” distances, or easily detached without causing damage to the system. With a standard USB-C port, the inside has a latch that fixes the plug port when connected, and with the magnetic USB-C port, it is entirely attached by a magnet, no need for latching.
You can imagine this connection is quite similar to Apple’s MagSafe charging port, without using too much force but still plugging and unplugging easily by gently pulling the cable out of the plug.
It isn’t constantly conceivable to patent the product on the actual product, but it can be considered as the right direction of Microsoft when USB-C is gradually gaining popularity on many devices today.