Mark Zuckerberg again criticizes Apple Vision Pro, calls Meta Quest 3 'better'


Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg took aim at Apple's Vision Pro headset over the weekend, saying the social networking firm's Quest 3 was the superior product. The Meta co-founder and CEO was responding to a post by an analyst on Threads that claimed the Vision Pro is five years ahead of Meta's offering. This is the second time Zuckerberg has criticized Apple's first mixed reality headset, which is priced at $3,499 (approximately Rs 2.89 lakh) – the Quest 3 is priced at $499 (approximately Rs 41,300).

Analyst Benedict Evans said in a Threads post that Apple's Vision Pro is “very much the device that Meta wants to get to in 3-5 years,” adding that Meta's VR engineers claim the headset is “really were amazed” that the headset was “essentially the exact same thing” as the Quest 3. Evans also said that the Apple Vision Pro is the device that Meta will want to sell in 3-5 years, while Apple will Would like to sell at the same price as the Quest 3 in the same time period.

Zuckerberg responded to the analyst's post, saying that the Quest 3 was better than the Vision Pro. The Meta CEO said, “If our devices weigh as much as they did in 3-5 years, or have blurry motion, or lack precise input, etc., then that means we've gone backwards to a great extent.” Are.” Apple had to make several compromises to provide a higher resolution than the Quest 3.

Evans later suggested that the higher resolution on the Vision Pro could help the company offer more than just a gaming device, while Zuckerberg responded that three of the top seven apps for the Quest 3 – Horizon, VR Chat And Rec Room – were all social apps. He also said that the Quest's resolution was “good enough”, adding that the higher resolution should not come at the expense of ergonomics and motion blur.

Both the Meta Quest 3 and the Apple Vision Pro are equipped with pancake lenses – the Quest 3 has LCD displays with a resolution of 2,064×2,208 pixels and a 120Hz refresh rate, while the Vision Pro has a resolution of 2,160×3,840 pixels. A total of 23 million pixels, according to Apple. The latter also offers both hand and eye tracking, while the Meta's headset offers hand tracking and the company's Touch Plus controller. The Quest 3 and Vision Pro weigh up to 513 grams and 650 grams respectively.

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