On Tuesday, we may get a glimpse of the future of Microsoft's Surface lineup.
According to the rumors, the company intends to use its Oct. 2 event to show off the next version of its Surface portfolio, which could include new or updated hardware, software and services.
But given the breadth of Microsoft's business, the unpredictability of the Surface line and the fact that Microsoft hasn't announced anything officially, we still don't know exactly what we're in for.
Microsoft has an uneven track record when it comes to the Surface line, varying between periods of radical experimentation (e.g., the original Surface Pro, the Surface Studio PC) and modest, incremental upgrades (e.g., the 2017 Surface Pro).
The company has often said it uses the Surface portfolio to explore new product categories, rather than stoke competition with partners like Acer and Lenovo in existing categories.
Still, there are several 2017-era products in the lineup, including the Surface Laptop and Surface Pro, that are due for an update.