Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg is all-in on the metaverse (duh,) so there was zero percent chance he’d have something nice to say about Apple’s new Vision Pro AR headset. And he didn’t!
The edge reports that Mr. Meta held a company-wide meeting, saying that Apple’s device does nothing better than Meta’s upcoming Quest 3 headset. Zooming in on Apple’s early PR campaign that featured a headset user sitting alone on a couch, Zuck joked, “I mean, that could be the vision of the future of computers, but it’s not the one I want. ” Oh no!
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Zuck explained that Apple’s headset “requires so much energy that now you need a battery and a wire to use it,” while the Quest’s operating principle is that it’s “about people interacting in new ways and “being active and doing things”. things.” Double click!
He then pointed out that Meta’s Quest 3 will retail for $499 – $3,000 cheaper than the pricey Vision Pro. “I think [Apple’s] announcement really shows the difference in the values and the vision that our companies bring to this in a way that I think is really important. We innovate to make sure our products are as accessible and affordable as possible for everyone, and that’s an essential part of what we do. And we’ve sold tens of millions of Quests.” The rarely seen triple snap!
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Zuck ended the slam fest by saying that Apple’s entry into space really fired up its Meta engine. “Seeing what they’re putting out there and how they’re going to compete made me even more excited and optimistic in many ways that what we’re doing matters and will succeed,” he said.
You move, Tim Cook. Are you going to take that?
The era of spatial computing has arrived. Where digital content transitions seamlessly into your physical space. So you can do the things you love in ways never before possible. This is Apple Vision Pro.
— Apple (@Apple) June 5, 2023