Meta Quest 3 Is ‘The Better Product, Period’: Mark Zuckerberg Reviews Apple Vision Pro

Feb14,2024



The Apple Vision Pro has been available for purchase in the US for almost two weeks now, and many users have shared opinions about the company's first mixed-reality headset. Some people have been impressed while others say they are skeptical of the technology. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who has his own mixed-reality headset Meta Quest 3, has now posted his video review after testing the Vision Pro. Sharing his opinion he said, “Quest is the better product, period.”

The review was posted on the Meta CEO's Instagram profile. In the 3-minute long video, he explains the features he likes in the Apple Vision Pro and highlights where the Meta Quest 3 has the advantage. He began the review by saying, “Earlier, I expected the Quest to be a better value for most people because it's really good and it's seven times less expensive.” He further adds that after experiencing the headset, he now believes the Quest 3 is a better product overall.

This opinion is not surprising since Zuckerberg has had reservations about the Apple Vision Pro since it was first unveiled at the iPhone maker's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June 2023. At the time, he said that Meta's vision for the metaverse was fundamentally social and he was not a fan of how every Apple demo featured a person “sitting alone on the couch”.

Reviewing the mixed-reality headset, Zuckerberg praised the high-resolution display on the Vision Pro, and pointed out that the eye tracking was “really good”. However, he quickly highlighted that he was surprised by the number of trade-offs Apple made with the headset's quality, comfort and ergonomics and other aspects of it.

Zuckerberg also didn't miss the opportunity to compare the Apple headset to the Meta Quest 3 and revealed that the mixed-reality headset was designed to be 120 grams lighter than its predecessor to make it more comfortable. He also pointed out that unlike the Vision Pro, the Quest 3 has no wires that get in the way when the user moves around. Additionally, he said that the field of vision and screen brightness were better on the Meta's wearable.

“When I look around, I see a lot of people who assumed the Vision Pro would be higher quality because it's Apple and it costs $3000 more. But honestly, I'm quite surprised that the Quest is much better for most of the things people use these headsets for with that price difference,” he said.

The Meta CEO also compared the content libraries of both headsets and highlighted that the Quest had a larger immersive content library. While it's true, Apple is also working with studios like Disney and gaming publishers, in addition to its Apple TV+ streaming service, to build its own content library.

“The reality is that every generation of computing has an open and closed model. Apple's closed model won in mobile, but this is not always the case. If you go back to the PC era, Microsoft's open model was the winner. In the next generation, the meta is going to be the open model and I really want to make sure the open model wins again,” Zuckerberg concluded.


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