On June 13, 2016, during its E3 2016 press conference, unveiled the Xbox One S, a revision of the Xbox One hardware with a streamlined form factor. Its new casing is 40% smaller than the original design and supports vertical orientation with a stand.
The capacitive power and eject keys were replaced by physical buttons, the side USB port and controller sync button were moved to the front of the console, and its power supply is integrated into the console’s casing rather than sitting externally. Xbox One S requires a USB adapter to attach a Kinect sensor, as it no longer includes the proprietary port used on the original model. A free USB adapter was provided by Kinect owners who registered their ownership of Kinect and Xbox One S online, but this promotion ended in March 2017.
Although stated that it would eventually bundle the adapter with standalone Kinect units, this has yet to occur
- The Xbox One S is the first Xbox since the original Xbox to include an integrated power supply instead of an external power adapter
- t is also the first Xbox since the Xbox 360 does not include a port for the Kinect
- On the base of the console, there is writing engraved saying “Hello from Seattle”
- This writing is also found inside the battery compartment of all Xbox One controllers.