Zuckerberg says Quest 3 is “the higher product” vs. Apple’s Imaginative and prescient Professional

Coming into the chat is Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who has extra at stake than maybe anybody on earth if Apple does to headsets what the iPhone did to smartphones. In a video posted to his Instagram account on Tuesday, Zuckerberg provides his official verdict on the Imaginative and prescient Professional versus his firm’s newest Quest 3 headset: “I don’t simply assume that Quest is the higher worth, I feel Quest is the higher product, interval.”

Whereas being filmed by the Quest 3’s video passthrough system in his front room, Zuckerberg highlights the tradeoffs Apple made to get the fanciest show doable into one thing that may be worn in your head in a suitable kind issue. He says the Quest 3 weighs 120 grams much less, making it extra snug to put on for longer. He additionally says it permits for larger movement as a result of its lack of a wired battery pack and wider discipline of view than the Imaginative and prescient Professional.

He thinks the Quest’s choice of bodily hand controllers and hand monitoring for enter is best, although he says he’s a fan of eye monitoring for some use instances and teases that it’ll return to future Meta headsets after debuting within the Quest Professional. He says the Quest has a greater “immersive” content material library than Apple, which is technically true for now, although he admits that the Imaginative and prescient Professional is a greater leisure machine. After which there’s the truth that the Quest 3 is, as Zuck says, “like seven instances cheaper.”

On the finish of the video, Zuckerberg thanks his crew that has been constructing VR headsets for a really very long time — a message that appears to comprise a we are able to relaxation simple, people vibe. As I mentioned with Zuckerberg lately, it’s true that Meta has an amazing head begin and would be the uncontested chief in headset gross sales for some time. You may even make a robust argument, as Zuckerberg does, that right this moment, the Quest 3 is a greater headset for most individuals than the Imaginative and prescient Professional.

However what Zuckerberg doesn’t say in his video is that Apple has apparent {hardware} and developer ecosystem benefits, the latter of which takes time to rev up with a brand new product class like this. Meta could also be respiratory a sigh of reduction proper now. However it is a recreation of endurance. And the headset wars are simply starting.

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