Leaving the real world behind and escaping into the realm of virtual reality has become even more accessible, thanks to a bunch of new VR devices being offered in the market.
Two giants in the industry, Apple and Meta (formerly named Facebook), have unveiled their latest products – the Apple Vision Pro and Meta Quest 3.
While Apple highlights a premium experience and highly advanced features, Meta focuses on interactive and shared VR experiences at a more affordable price range.
Which one will you pick?
Apple Vision Pro
The Vision Pro marks Apple’s inaugural VR device which stands out thanks to its advanced technology and cutting-edge features. This ground-breaking headset incredibly has 12 cameras, TrueDepth camera, a LIDAR sensor and IR flood illuminators, and these sensors enable the Vision Pro to function without the use of old-fashioned controllers, thus revolutionizing the VR experience. With complex eye-tracking abilities and advanced gesture control, users can interact with the virtual world effortlessly. The Vision Pro also highlights visual clarity, as a 4K display is provided for each eye with a remarkable pixel density of 23 microns. Despite being Apple’s first-ever 3D camera that comes with a hefty price tag, the Vision Pro promises to deliver unparalleled VR immersion for those willing to invest in top-of-the-line modern technology.
Meta Quest 3
Contrary to Apple’s solitary user experience, Meta’s upcoming Quest 3 device mainly focuses on creating interactive and shared VR experiences. This key differentiator has been emphasized by Mark Zuckerberg during a company meeting. By having a sense of connection and allowing users to interact with other people in virtual worlds, Meta aims to attract a wider audience. Priced significantly lower than the Vision Pro, the Quest 3 marks itself as a very attractive choice for VR enthusiasts who don’t want to break the bank.
While Meta commends that the Vision Pro indeed provides advanced features, they point out that Apple has not really introduced any brand-new technologies that Meta itself hasn’t explored. The Quest 3’s emphasis on shared experiences and its affordability truly reflect Meta’s strategy of expanding their VR’s reach and social potential.