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meta: Apple effect: How Facebook parent Meta plans to better compete with the Vision Pro headset


Apple recently launched its first mixed reality headset, Vision pro. The iPhone maker calls it a spatial computing tool, and the demos at the recently concluded WWDC pretty much suggested Apple’s take on the technology. Two days after the company launched its headset, meta Director Mark Zuckerberg announced a new feature hinting that the Facebook parent company has similar plans.

Meta tests Reels on Quest
In a message on his broadcast channel at Instagram, Zuckerberg announced that Meta is testing a way for users to watch Reels on their Quest headset. He also shared a video showing how users can watch Reels in a VR headset.

It suggests that users can open the Instagram app just like any other application and browse Reels in a square window against a virtual background.

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This indicates that Meta is trying to create an ecosystem of its apps that are tightly connected and can be experienced across a wide range of devices – similar to what Apple demonstrated during the launch of the Vision Pro headset.

In fact, Meta has already shared its plans to closely merge all of its apps. In January, Meta rolled out a revamped Accounts Center that allows users to manage Instagram, Facebook, and Messenger preferences from a centralized hub.

This essentially means that users can adjust account settings for Facebook from Instagram – and vice versa. It also applies to other standalone accounts that Meta started letting Quest owners use last year.

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Apple VisionPro application support
Apple emphasized that Vision Pro provides “an infinite canvas” for users to use a variety of apps.

Arrange apps anywhere and scale them to the perfect size, making the workspace of your dreams a reality – all while staying present in the world around you.

Apple also said visionOS, which powers the headset, is built on the foundations of macOS, iOS and iPadOS – evidence that the company wants to fit the Apple Vision Pro into its existing range of products that provide an easy cross-device experience.


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