Meta Quest 3’s Upcoming and Amazing Update Continues Upstaging Apple

A screenshot within a Meta Quest 3 VR headset showing different windows of the Meta menu pinned in various locations around
Credit: Luna

A screenshot within a Meta Quest 3 VR headset showing different windows of the Meta menu pinned in various locations around
Credit: Luna

Meta seems to release significant updates for the Meta Quest 3 almost every other week, continually enhancing the VR headset's quality of life. Each new feature prompts comparisons between the Meta Quest 3 and Apple’s pricey spatial computing device, the Apple Vision Pro. While the latest update may show that Meta is taking some cues from Apple, it’s doing so at a much better price.

As the list of the best VR headsets grows each year, there has never been a better time to enter the virtual reality market. Currently, the main competition is between the Meta Quest 3 and the Apple Vision Pro, despite their different target audiences. Recent updates have made the Quest 3 superior to the Vision Pro in some aspects.

With the Apple Vision Pro launching in new countries, it may gain popularity in different regions. However, Meta has been adopting some Vision Pro features for the Quest 3, and the latest update is no exception. Recently released in the Public Test Channel, the v67 update introduces a Vision Pro-like way of handling apps.

Before the update, users could open three windows and choose between two modes: Close View and Far View. With the upcoming v67 update, users can activate a New Window Layout option, which allows them to have three detached windows from the dock and pin them anywhere in their VR or mixed reality space. This means you can have up to six windows of 2D apps open simultaneously.

The ability to organize and move apps around like Tony Stark is one of the Vision Pro's most appealing features, and a user demo of the device showcased its full potential. However, Meta offers this feature at a fraction of the Apple Vision Pro's price. Honestly, Apple needs to release its cheaper Vision Pro soon if it hopes to regain market share from Meta.

That said, there are still some good reasons to consider the Vision Pro. Not only does it integrate seamlessly with Apple’s ecosystem of devices, but the exclusive What If? experience and 3D movies make it a worthwhile investment, to name a few killer features. However, with the upcoming release of the Meta Quest 3s, we can foresee Apple losing more market share to Meta’s consistent dominance.

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