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Meta's CTO Offers Nuanced Critique of Apple's Vision Pro, Emphasizing Meta Quest 3's Value Proposition

In the wake of Mark Zuckerberg's criticism of the Vision Pro on social media, Meta's Chief Technology Officer Andrew Bosworth has also chimed in to review Apple's USD $3,500 headset. While echoing some sentiments similar to Zuckerberg's, Bosworth's analysis appears to be more critical and nuanced, shedding light on both the strengths and weaknesses of the iPhone maker's debut "spatial computer." The overarching narrative seems to emphasize the value proposition of Meta's competing product, the Meta Quest 3, particularly for the majority of users.

Bosworth wastes no time in addressing what he identifies as the Vision Pro's most significant concern - its weight. Compared to the Meta Quest 3, the Vision Pro is noticeably heavier, a factor Bosworth attributes partly to Apple's choice of build materials and their "poor" weight distribution.

During a Q&A session on Instagram, Bosworth delves into the design trade-offs made by Apple, expressing reservations about the use of metal and glass as premium materials for a headset. He suggests that while these materials may feel nice in hand, they lack the essential quality of lightness when worn on the face, which is crucial for prolonged comfort.

Despite acknowledging some "tremendously great things" about the Vision Pro, such as its super-high resolution screen with minimal latency, Bosworth remains unimpressed with its handling of motion blur, which could prove distracting, especially for users who tend to move their head frequently.

In a thinly veiled jab at Apple's exorbitant pricing, Bosworth urges consumers to consider the cost difference and potentially opt for the more affordable Meta Quest 3 instead. He emphasizes honesty over fairness in his assessment, underlining the importance of candid feedback for consumers.


Zuckerberg's recent video review of the Vision Pro echoes similar sentiments, with a clear endorsement of the Meta Quest 3 as not only a better value but also a superior product overall. This collective critique from top-level Meta executives underscores their concerted effort to position the Meta Quest 3 as the preferred choice for users seeking immersive and affordable VR experiences.

Vision Pro is noticeably heavier, a factor Bosworth attributes partly to Apple's choice of build materials and their "poor" weight distribution
Vision Pro is noticeably heavier, a factor Bosworth attributes partly to Apple's choice of build materials and their "poor" weight distribution
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