As the WWDC 2023 developer conference gets closer and closer, rumors of Apple’s first head-to-head Reality Pro have been floating around.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg beat Cook to the chase with a new version of the Quest 3 VR headset, which starts at $499 and is expected to be released this fall.
It is reported that Quest 3 uses a new generation of Qualcomm chips, the GPU performance is more than twice that of the previous generation, will have higher performance graphics performance, through the latest “Meta Reality” technology can better combine the real world and virtual world.
At the same time, the new headset is thinner in design and will be compatible with Quest 2’s 500-plus games and apps.
In terms of price, it is clear that it is not in the same position as Reality Pro, but at a time when Apple has single-handedly raised the public’s interest in VR headsets, the early release of a relatively affordable product will undoubtedly help open up a wider range of time.
It’s worth noting that the current VR headset market is far from mature, according to market research firm NPD Group.
Nationwide, VR headset sales for 2022 were just $1.1 billion, down 2% from a year earlier, and that number may continue to decline if Apple’s Reality Pro doesn’t give the market enough excitement this year.