New Surface Pro 4 firmware adds support for the new Type Cover

If you thought that Microsoft's new Type Covers and Signature Type Covers that launched alongside the new Surface Pro are the same old keyboard in fancy new colors of Alcantara, apparently you'd be mistaken. Today, the company released a firmware update for the Surface Pro 4 that enables support for the new covers, which is available for devices that are running all versions of Windows 10.

Here's the full changelog:

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

Surface – Keyboard – 1.1.504.0

Surface Type Cover Filter Device

  • 1.1.504.0 enables support for new Surface Pro Type Cover and Surface Pro Signature Type Cover.

Obviously, the accessories should already work with all of Microsoft's existing Surface devices, as all Type Covers already do. The update should improve reliability and compatibility though.

Interestingly, there hasn't been an update for the Surface Pro 3, which would be the only other device that fits the new Type Covers properly. We'll be keeping an eye out for that one. There should also be an update coming for newer Surface devices to bring additional support for the new Surface Pen.

You can grab today's firmware via Windows Update, or you can download it manually here.

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