Apple’s Vision Pro augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) headset doesn’t represent any major technological breakthroughs that Meta is exploring. This was stated by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, writes The Verge.
“From what I’ve seen initially, I’d say the good news is that there’s no kind of magical solutions that they have to any of the constraints on laws of physics that our teams haven’t already explored and thought of,” he said.
The company’s CEO also added that his vision of how people will use the device doesn’t match what he wants. At the same time, Mark Zuckerberg drew attention to a significant difference in price – Meta’s Quest 3 headset will cost $499 compared to $3,499 for the Vision Pro. This makes it possible to reach a wider user base.
“I think that their announcement really showcases the difference in the values and the vision that our companies bring to this in a way that I think is really important,” he said.
Meta has long been trying to position itself as a leader in virtual and augmented reality and is pouring billions of dollars a year into it, which is causing concern among some investors. The appearance of a headset from Apple represents a serious competitive threat.
Apple recently presented a headset for augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) Vision Pro. Its main focus is not so much on immersing the user in virtual reality, but on expanding its possibilities thanks to the combination of the real world with the digital one.
For his part, Mark Zuckerberg presented Meta Quest 3 – the long-awaited next-generation virtual reality headset. Like the Quest Pro model, it has a mixed reality mode and supports full-color end-to-end video. It allows users to see a colored version of the physical space around them using external cameras.