The lack of USB-C support was a point of contention for owners of new Surface owners, but Microsoft's attempts to fix it have only caused further controversy. Early on, the company announced the release of a USB-C dongle, but it faced numerous delays. The adapter was first announced in May of 2017 for release later that year. The year ended with no word from Microsoft, before it eventually announced a delay in March 2018 – a year later. At that point, it told consumers the device wouldn't launch until the end of the year, so the June 29 release is a pleasant surprise. Unfortunately, there's one huge caveat: Microsoft has only mentioned business customers. It doesn't seem the Surface USB-C dongle will launch for consumers at the same time, possibly due to limited supply. Despite the business release, consumers may have to wait until the end of the year, though we're still waiting on an official confirmation.
Microsoft Surface USB-C Dongle Releasing to Businesses next Week, but It’s an Overpriced Nightmare
After months of delays, Microsoft's Surface USB-C dongle is releasing at a massive $80, the same price as the Surface Arc Mouse and Surface dial. It will be initially exclusive to commercial customers.