Microsoft files patent application for a magnetic USB-C system to be used on Surface tablets

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Microsoft has filed a patent application for a magnetic USB-C system using a magnetic plug and magnetic receptacle that would make it it easier to charge future Surface tablets (and transfer data). Yes, it is true that the Surface Pro 6 uses the proprietary Surface Connect, but the Surface Go tablets employ USB-C, and we have to believe that eventually so will the Surface Pro line. The patent application was filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO, via Patently Mobile) last May 23rd. Titled Magnetically Activated Latch Mechanism, the application was given the number US20180375251.
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