- The CEO of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg, has dismissed Apple’s mixed reality gear, Vision Pro, as not being his vision for the future of computing due to philosophical differences in how they approach the technology. Meta is investing heavily in the metaverse idea and creating virtual reality headsets but has faced issues with botched launches, dodgy graphics, and no clear path to profitability.
- Zuckerberg reportedly said at an all-hands meeting that Meta’s vision for the metaverse and presence is fundamentally social, while every demo that Apple showed was a person sitting on a couch by themselves.
- Meta plans to release its new-generation Quest 3, an improved virtual reality headset that promises to provide the best wireless way to experience mixed and virtual reality, later this year at a starting price of $500.
In a recent report, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta (formerly known as Facebook), has dismissed Apple’s vision for its latest product, Vision Pro.
Vision Pro is a set of smart glasses that offers mixed reality and augmented reality experiences. It has been designed to be used in various industries, including gaming, education, and healthcare.
According to the report, Zuckerberg believes that Apple’s Vision Pro is limited in scope and lacks the ambition to truly revolutionize the world. He said that the product is more of a “toy” than a truly transformative technology.
Zuckerberg went on to argue that Meta’s vision for its own AR glasses is far more significant. He believes that Meta’s glasses will fundamentally change the way people interact with the world and revolutionize industries such as remote work, training, and communication.
Meta has been working on developing AR glasses for a while, and it recently unveiled its Project Cambria, which is a pair of AR glasses that it claims will be capable of generating holograms and provide an immersive experience.
Zuckerberg’s comments come amid growing competition in the AR glasses market, with companies like Microsoft, Magic Leap, and Nreal all developing their own products.
It remains to be seen whether Zuckerberg’s dismissive comments will hurt Apple’s sales for Vision Pro, but they certainly reveal the fierce competition that exists in the AR glasses market.