Mark Zuckerberg Believes Apple’s Vision Pro Costs Seven Times More Than Quest 3 And Has No ‘Magical Solutions
Apple's latest Vision Pro headset will not go on sale until early next year, and the device has already taken over the internet by storm. Reviewers have shared their first impressions and hands-on with the Apple Vision Pro headset, stating that the device has a lot going for it. YouTuber MKBHD states that the Vision Pro was the closest thing that he experienced to magic. However, not everyone shares the same enthusiasm as Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that Apple's Vision Pro has no 'magical solutions.'
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes Apple's Vision Pro headset features no 'magical solutions
Meta recently announced its Quest 3 headset, which costs a lot less than Apple's iteration. However, it is safe to speculate that Apple's AR-powered headset is nothing short of a marvel at this stage. Zuckerberg stated that Vision Pro's announcement "really showcases the difference in the values and the vision that our companies bring to this." He further stated that Meta's Quest 3 costs $499 while the Quest Pro costs $999 and that the product is accessible to everyone.
The Apple Vision Pro, on the other hand, is priced much higher at $3,499. According to Zuckerberg, Apple's headset isolates an individual rather than making people more social. One of the biggest differences between the two headsets is that Apple's vision for the headset stresses computing rather than the sole 'social' aspect. You can check out Zuckerberg's comments on The Verge .
From what I've seen initially, I'd say the good news is that there's no kind of magical solutions that they have to any of the constraints on laws and physics that our teams haven't already explored and thought of. They went with a higher resolution display, and between that and all the technology they put in there to power it, it costs seven times more and now requires so much energy that now you need a battery and a wire attached to it to use it. They made that design trade-off and it might make sense for the cases that they're going for.
Meta and Apple have similar products, but the use case might vary. With the one focusing on enhanced computational prowess and the other contributing to the social aspect in terms of gaming and entertainment. However, Apple is working on expanding the utility of its Vision Pro headset. Since the headset will go on sale early next year, it leaves Apple and developers to tinker with the new hardware and devise proper applications.
As for performance and design, Apple's Vision Pro features the latest M2 processor conjoined with an R1 chip. Both chips work together to play nice with augmented reality. The M2 chip is designed for computational tasks, while the R1 chip handles sensory control in real-time. The design of the headset resembles ski goggles, but it is the most premium headset we have seen so far. It also features pass-through display technology that shows your eyes and reaction to the world.
Written by Ali Salman