Meta founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, during a meeting with employees at the company’s headquarters, said that he was not very impressed with the Apple Vision Pro mixed reality headset. It is reported by The Verge.
“From what I’ve seen, the good news is that they don’t have any magical solutions to bypass the limitations of the laws of physics that our experts have not already studied and thought through. They used higher resolution displays, […] but glasses are seven times more expensive [чем Quest 3]”, – said the CEO of Meta.
He also criticized the high power consumption of the Apple Vision Pro, due to which the use of the device requires a battery to be connected on a wire.
“Their announcement demonstrates the difference in values and vision between our companies, which I think is really important. We innovate to make our products as accessible as possible to everyone, […] and we’ve sold tens of millions of Quest,” Zuckerberg added.
According to him, Meta creates devices for socialization and activities, and the Apple presentation shows the use of Vision Pro on the couch alone.
At the end of the speech, Zuckerberg said that the announcement of a competitor inspired him and charged him with optimism. On June 1, Meta announced Quest 3 starting at $500. The device will go on sale in autumn 2023.
Recall, June 5, Apple introduced its first mixed reality headset Vision Pro worth $ 3,499. The start of sales is scheduled for early 2024.
In January 2022, Apple scrapped the idea of a metaverse for its mixed reality headset. According to Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman, the very concept of the digital world, as seen at Meta, is “off limits” at the company.
Earlier, Apple product analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that mixed reality headsets will replace smartphones in the next ten years.
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