Microsoft rumoured to be stopping Surface production – though it is probably DigiTimes talking rubbish again

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Another day, another completely spurious rumour from Taiwan’s DigiTimes. The website is reporting that Microsoft is about to kill off its Surface line of tablets. There are mountains of salt not large enough for our scepticism on this claim.

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Such a move could conceivably make sense: The first two Surface generations bled money for the company, and new CEO Satya Nadella previously killed off the Surface Mini before it was announced (instead focusing on the Surface Pro 3), so there is arguably a business case for dropping the money loser, and focusing instead on the things that Microsoft does well.

However, here’s why we don’t trust a word DigiTimes says.

Yesterday we called out DigiTimes on some ludicrous claims about what Apple is planning for future iPads. Both yesterday’s iPad piece and today’s Surface one cite unnamed “supply chain” sources, so consider us sceptical, to say the least.

James O’Malley