Meta Announces Quest 3 Ahead of Apple's Rumored AR/VR Headset

Facebook parent company Meta today announced the Quest 3, its next-generation mixed reality headset launching later this year. The announcement comes just days ahead of WWDC, where Apple is expected to unveil its own long-awaited AR/VR headset.

Meta Quest 3
Meta said the Quest 3 features a 40% slimmer and more comfortable design, a higher-resolution display, and up to twice the graphics performance as the Quest 2, released in 2020. The headset will start at $499.99 with 128GB of storage, and Meta will also be lowering the starting price of the Quest 2 back to $299.99 on June 4. The company plans to share more details about the Quest 3 during its Meta Connect event on September 27.

Apple's headset is rumored to cost around $3,000, so the Quest 3 could be significantly cheaper. Meta also said the Quest 3 has an all-in-one design, whereas Apple's headset will reportedly include an external battery pack that attaches with a wire.

In his newsletter last weekend, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman provided hands-on impressions of the Quest 3 before it was announced. He said that he "came away impressed with the mixed-reality focus of the Quest 3, the much-improved video pass-through capabilities, the faster performance and the large content library."

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Top Rated Comments

Jimmy_Banks Avatar
12 months ago
Not the first time we have seen desperation in advance to an Apple major product announcement.
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vegetassj4 Avatar
12 months ago
VR Wars Episode V: Zuck Strikes Back

It is a dark time for Apple. Although the M2 has been released, Meta troops have driven the Apple headset from it's hidden development ('') and pursued it across the meta verse.

Evading the dreaded Meta Zuckfleet, a group of freedom fighters led by Tim Applebiter has established a new secret VR Pro ('')on the remote ice state of Alaska.

The evil lord Darth Zucker, obsessed with finding old Applebiter, has dispatched thousands of remote Metamates into the far reaches of the Metaverse….

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Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacWiz_007 Avatar
12 months ago
Still entirely too bulky. That and it's a Meta product. Another hard pass on the AR/VR front.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Marco Klobas Avatar
12 months ago
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
12 months ago
That just looks so uncomfortable to put on your head for an extended period of time.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jonnysods Avatar
12 months ago
We have the Quest 2, and seeing how thin this is, people will be a lot happier with this unit.

All those cameras at the front, wonder where the footage gets sent off to....
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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