Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook parent Meta, hinted on Tuesday thatApple is Meta's main competitor in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). This domain is what Meta calls the "metaverse."
Zuckerberg unveiled Meta's latest VR headset, the Quest Pro, on Tuesday,It costs $1,499. Apple has not released a VR headset or confirmed that it is working on one, but analysts and media reports have saidThe company is preparing to release a VR device, which streams video from an external camera to an internal HD screen in real time, the same Quest Pro feature.
He said,Competitors have focused on building tight control over the VR platform, locking consumers to specific operating systems. Although he did not name the Apple, the implication was clear. "In every generation of computing, there's an open ecosystem and a closed ecosystem, with Windows and Mac, and then Android and iOS," Zuckerberg said. "Closed ecosystems focus on tight control and integration to create unique experiences and lock-in. But over time, most of the value ends up going to the platform."
Zuckerberg said,Meta is focusing on building an "open ecosystem"To share the benefits of new metaverse technologies with more developers and companies. "I think our role is not just to help build this open ecosystem, but to make sure that the open ecosystem wins in the next generation of the Internet." "Zuckerberg said. He also said Meta wants to work with a wide range of companies.