Twitter user NotCassim spotted a now-removed Microsoft support page which references a Windows 8.1 update for the Surface Pro 3.
Those reports line up with Microsoft’s announcement earlier this month that it plans to hold a “small gathering” in New York for members of the press. There have been some signs that point to the company unveiling a smaller version of its Surface tablet at this event, as well.
Interestingly, it doesn’t look like Microsoft has plans to refresh the Surface 2 alongside other tablet announcements. Still, next week’s announcements could be key for setting up Microsoft’s tablet lineup ahead of the back-to-school shopping season. New Surface models would be one way to try and lure budget- and form factor-conscious students to Windows, rather than letting them fall into Apple’s grasp.
A Microsoft spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment on this report.