Tech News Summary:
- Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, stated that Apple’s Vision Pro mixed-reality headset is not his vision for the future of computing due to fundamental philosophical differences during a gathering at Meta’s Silicon Valley campus.
- Meta views the future of computing as taking place in virtual worlds called the metaverse and plans to build generative AI into every product, while Apple’s demos have been about a person sitting alone on a couch.
- Both companies are heavily investing in mixed-reality technology, but it remains to be seen who will come out on top in this emerging market as consumers wait for more developments.
Meta’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made a game-changing move by outmaneuvering Apple’s Vision Pro software. The move could potentially change the game for virtual and augmented reality devices.
The new software developed by Meta and announced on Monday aims to enhance the performance of its augmented reality (AR) glasses, the Meta Quest 3. The software, known as ‘PerfKit’, can increase the device’s battery life and boost performance by up to 75 percent, thereby eliminating the need for an additional battery pack.
PerfKit also outperforms Apple’s Vision Pro, a software used in Apple’s AR/VR headset. The software is responsible for tracking eye movements and adjusts the display to match the position of the wearer’s eyes. However, the software has been criticized for its high battery consumption, which reduces its utility.
“While Apple has been the leading player in the AR/VR space, Meta’s new software could prove to be a game-changer,” said Paul M. Jones, an analyst at investment bank Goldman Sachs.
The announcement of the new software comes as Meta faces increased competition from Apple and other technology giants, including Microsoft and Facebook. As the AR/VR market heats up, Meta’s performance will be closely watched by investors and industry experts.
“We’re excited to release this powerful new software and see how it will help our users experience the world in a more immersive way,” said Zuckerberg in a press release. “This is just another step towards our mission of connecting people with the world around them in meaningful ways.”
Meta’s stock price rose by 5 percent following the announcement of the new software. The company’s position in the market is now stronger than ever, as it prepares to launch its AR glasses in the coming months.