Mark Zuckerberg Criticizes Apple’s Vision Pro

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, criticized Apple’s Vision Pro headset over the weekend, saying that Meta’s Quest 3 was a better device. An expert said in a thread that the Vision Pro was up to five years ahead of Meta’s product. The co-founder and CEO of Meta responded to the thread.

This is the second time Zuckerberg has said bad things about Apple’s $3,499 (about Rs. 2.89 lakh) first mixed reality gadget. The Quest 3 costs $499 (about Rs. 41,300).

Apple’s Vision Pro was “pretty much the device Meta wants to reach in 3-5 years,” according to a Threads post by analyst Benedict Evans. Evans also said that he was “genuinely baffled” by Meta’s VR engineers’ claim that the headset was “basically just the same thing” as the Quest 3.

Mark Zuckerberg criticizes Apple's Vision Pro
Mark Zuckerberg criticizes Apple’s Vision Pro

Evans also said that Meta would want to sell the Apple Vision Pro in three to five years, while Apple would want to sell its products at the same price as the Quest 3 during that time.

In response to the analyst’s post, Zuckerberg said that the Vision Pro wasn’t as good as the Quest 3.

“If our devices weigh as much as theirs in three to five years, or have the motion blur that theirs does, or the lack of precise inputs, etc., then that means we’ve gone backward a lot,” the CEO of Meta said, adding that Apple had to give up a lot to make the iPhone 4S have a higher resolution.

Later, Evans said that the Vision Pro’s higher resolution could help the company make it more than just a game device. In response, Zuckerberg said that Horizon, VR Chat, and Rec Room were three of the top seven apps for the Quest 3, all of which were social apps.

Mark Zuckerberg criticizes Apple's Vision Pro
Mark Zuckerberg criticizes Apple’s Vision Pro

It was “also quite good” that the Quest had a high resolution, and he added that a higher resolution shouldn’t hurt the Quest’s usability or cause motion blur.

The Meta Quest 3 and the Apple Vision Pro both have pancake lenses. The Quest 3 has an LCD screen with a resolution of 2,064×2,208 pixels and an update rate of 120Hz, and Apple says the Vision Pro has a resolution of 2,160×3,840 pixels and a total of 23 million pixels.

The second one also tracks both your eyes and hands, while Meta’s headset only tracks your hands and comes with the Touch Plus controls. The Vision Pro weighs up to 650g and the Quest 3 weighs 513g.

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