24/7 Space News
TECH SPACE
Meta unveils new VR headset as Apple eyes market
ADVERTISEMENT
Meta unveils new VR headset as Apple eyes market
by AFP Staff Writers
San Francisco (AFP) June 1, 2023

Meta on Thursday ramped up its Quest virtual reality headgear line, just days before Apple is expected to put its spin on the headset market.

The new-generation Quest 3 with improved performance and slimmed design will be available later this year at a starting price of $500, Meta chief Mark Zuckerberg said in an Instagram post.

Zuckerberg described the coming model as Meta's "most powerful headset yet" and promised it would provide the best wireless way to experience mixed and virtual reality.

He added that more details would be shared at an annual Meta Connect developers conference on September 27.

Meanwhile, the starting price of Quest 2 headsets currently available will drop to $300, according to Meta.

Zuckerberg said during a Meta shareholders meeting this week that the tech titan remains devoted to building for a future in which internet life plays out in virtual worlds referred to as the metaverse.

Apple is expected to provide a look at its long-rumored VR or augmented reality (AR) headgear Monday at an annual Worldwide Developers Conference, enticing programmers and software companies to get a jump start on providing content.

"From all reports, Apple hoped to release a product that felt more like designer glasses than a gaming headset, but it's releasing something much bulkier," said Insider Intelligence principal analyst Yory Wurmser.

The idea is to get the device into the hands of early adopters and developers and lay the groundwork for more innovative mixed reality headsets to be released over the next couple of years, said Wurmser.

gc/arp

CONNECT GROUP

APPLE INC.

Related Links
Space Technology News - Applications and Research

Subscribe Free To Our Daily Newsletters

RELATED CONTENT
The following news reports may link to other Space Media Network websites.
TECH SPACE
'There was a city': VR tour peers into Hiroshima's past
Hiroshima, Japan (AFP) May 18, 2023
On a sunny street in Hiroshima, a tourist looks around, but instead of seeing a bustling riverside, they face a scene of horror, with burning bodies and rising flames. What they are seeing is part of a virtual reality tour that allows people to experience the city as it was before, during and after the atomic bomb attack on August 6, 1945. It can be a disconcerting experience, but Hiroshi Yamaguchi, whose company recently began offering the tours, believes it can help people better understand th ... read more

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
TECH SPACE
ASPINA Launches Space Team

Space Hero and Partners Launch Innovative Space Village, Boosting Space Tourism

Virgin Galactic resumes spaceflights after two year pause

Solar Foods one of the Phase II winners of NASA Deep Space Food Challenge

TECH SPACE
Chinese fans welcome 'Comrade Musk'

Weather delay moves SpaceX resupply mission to same day as Starlink launch

Space Flight Laboratory selects Rocket Lab to launch Telesat Broadband Satellite

Tesla's Musk hails China's 'vitality' during Beijing visit

TECH SPACE
Ingenuity's high-stakes game of hide and seek

Meet the scientist (sort of) spending a year on Mars

Hitting the road after three weeks at Ubajara: Sols 3839-3840

MAHLI works the night shift: Sols 3837-3838

TECH SPACE
Astronauts meet in Tiangong space station core module

China launches Shenzhou-16 with first civilian to space station

China launches Shenzhou-16 with first civilian to space station

China's 'space dream': A Long March to the Moon and beyond

TECH SPACE
A Saudi Arabian satellite launches on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

Terran Orbital Announces $37.1 Million Registered Direct Offering

Iridium adds to constellation resilience with launch of spare satellites

NASA funds small business to advance tech for Space, Earth

TECH SPACE
Meta unveils new VR headset as Apple eyes market

Nvidia, the world's newest, AI-amped tech giant

UN aims to deliver draft plastics treaty by year's end

Countries tussle at 'rocky' global plastic talks

TECH SPACE
Quest for alien signals in the heart of the Milky Way takes off

The search for habitable planets expands

Astronomers discover a key planetary system to understand the formation mechanism of the mysterious 'super-Earths'

New study provides novel insights into the cosmic evolution of amino acids

TECH SPACE
Juice deployments complete: final form for Jupiter

First observation of a Polar Cyclone on Uranus

Research 'solves' mystery of Jupiter's stunning colour changes

NASA's Juno mission closing in on Io

Subscribe Free To Our Daily Newsletters


ADVERTISEMENT



The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2023 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Statement Our advertisers use various cookies and the like to deliver the best ad banner available at one time. All network advertising suppliers have GDPR policies (Legitimate Interest) that conform with EU regulations for data collection. By using our websites you consent to cookie based advertising. If you do not agree with this then you must stop using the websites from May 25, 2018. Privacy Statement. Additional information can be found here at About Us.