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Mark Zuckerberg Challenges Apple’s Vision Pro, Touts Quest 3’s Superiority

In a recent development that has stirred the tech community, Meta’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has openly criticized Apple’s latest foray into the mixed reality headset market with its Vision Pro. The launch of Apple’s Vision Pro has been making waves, especially after being spotted on celebrities like Diplo and T-Pain, thanks to its innovative “passthrough” feature. This feature allows users to maintain awareness of their surroundings by projecting a live feed of the external environment onto the headset’s screen.

However, Zuckerberg, leveraging a video captured through the passthrough capability of Meta’s Quest 3, asserted the superiority of his company’s product. “The Quest is the best product, period,” he claimed, challenging the buzz around Apple’s offering. Apple has yet to respond to these remarks.

The passthrough technology, a hallmark of the latest mixed reality headsets, employs external cameras to provide users with a real-time, high-definition view of their surroundings. This advancement enables the practical use of headsets during physical activities like walking or exercising. Meta has been at the forefront of developing this technology, which is also a feature in competing products like Sony’s PlayStation VR 2.

Zuckerberg expressed his frustration with the acclaim received by the Vision Pro, despite similar technologies being present in other products. He highlighted the assumption that Apple’s product would automatically be of higher quality due to its brand reputation and significant price difference. “I’m pretty surprised that Quest is so much better for the vast majority of things people use these headsets for, with that price differential,” Zuckerberg remarked.

The discussion extends beyond features to the comfort and practicality of the devices. Zuckerberg emphasized the design of the Quest 3, which is lighter by 120 grams and devoid of obstructive wires.

Nikhil Prasad

Nikhil is a budding technology journalist and an alumnus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Mass Communication, specializing in the latest trends and innovations in the tech world. With a keen eye for emerging technologies and a passion for simplifying complex topics, Nikhil brings insightful and engaging tech news to the Kernel News audience.

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