Tech News Summary:
- Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, expressed his opinion about Apple’s Vision Pro mixed reality headset, stating that it wasn’t his vision for the future.
- Zuckerberg explained that Meta’s approach to virtual and mixed reality is fundamentally social, while Apple’s demos show people sitting alone on a couch, revealing a philosophical difference between the companies.
- Despite challenges, Meta plans to release a new Quest 3 later this year and reduce the starting price of the Quest 2 headset to $300 USD, and Zuckerberg also discussed incorporating generative AI into all of Meta’s products.
In a recent company meeting, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg dismissed Apple’s vision for the future of technology, according to an insider report.
The source, who wishes to remain anonymous, revealed that Zuckerberg expressed his disagreement with Apple’s focus on privacy and the limitations it places on data sharing. He reportedly said that Facebook’s approach, which combines the benefits of data sharing with measures to protect user privacy, was the way forward.
The insider also claimed that Zuckerberg criticized Apple’s recently launched iPad Pro, which he allegedly referred to as “a product for hobbyists, not professionals.” He reportedly said that Facebook would not be releasing any similar products.
This news comes as the feud between Facebook and Apple continues to escalate. Last week, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook criticized Facebook’s business model, stating that “we could make a ton of money if we monetized our customers, if our customers were our product. We’ve elected not to do that.”
Zuckerberg’s dismissal of Apple’s vision for the future of technology is likely to further fuel the rivalry between the two giants. It remains to be seen how this will impact the tech industry and consumers alike.