mark zuckerberg He is not impressed with the Apple Vision Pro and the CEO of Meta has not hesitated to express his opinion during a meeting with company employees, in which he belittles the new bet of the bitten apple.
as you remember gizmodoApple’s new mixed reality headset represents direct competition for Meta’s plans in the augmented reality realm, so it’s not surprising that Zuck discredits the launch.
During the meeting, which took place at Meta’s offices in Menlo Park, California, this week, Zuckerberg claimed that the Vision Pro does not present any advances that Meta has not previously explored. Besides, stressed the price of the Apple devicea fact that has generated much ridicule among the less enthusiastic of the brand.
The Vision Pro costs $3,000 more than Meta’s Quest 3, which will be available in the fall for $499. According to the young entrepreneur, this price difference will allow the Meta Quest 3 to attract a broader user base.
“It is not the future that I want”
Mark Zuckerberg commented that all the demos put out by Apple featured a single person sitting on a couch, which contrasts with his view of a more social metaverse. According to the CEO of Meta, the Quest series devices are designed to maintain a socially active and healthy life.
“All the demos they showed were of a single person sitting on a couch. They could be the future of computing, but it’s certainly not the future I want.”said the programmer.
While Zuckerberg is right on some points, the outlook for Meta Quest 3 isn’t necessarily more favourable. Although the Quest 2 has achieved some success in the field of video games and fitness, its proposal on a social level has not yet fully penetrated the general public.
Another point to highlight in this contest is that the launch of Apple’s Vision Pro can encourage other manufacturers with more experience and innovation, such as Samsung or even Google, to launch its own Android-based mixed reality headset. These alternatives are likely to be lighter, cheaper, and don’t require a battery dangling from a cord.