Meta Teams With LG On a Mixed Reality Headset to Compete with Apple’s Vision Pro – At the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June, Apple debuted the Vision Pro mixed reality headset, which targeted the dominating VR maker Meta. The business led by Mark Zuckerberg appears to be preparing to compete with Apple’s Vision Pro headset. According to reports, Meta has teamed up with LG to create a new mixed-reality headset. As a successor to Meta’s high-end Quest Pro virtual reality headset, the future headset could launch in 2025. The final headset is projected to cost roughly $2,000.
According to a report by Maeil Business Newspaper, Meta is cooperating with LG to produce future iterations of the Quest Pro headset, as discovered by UploadVR. According to reports, LG Electronics will manage the production of the forthcoming Quest Pro headset. It could use LG Display display components, and LG Energy and LG Innotek are said to contribute batteries and other components. According to reports, the high-end headset will be called “Meta Quest 4 Pro.”
Meta’s first LG-collaborated headset model is expected to be released in 2025 and will cost roughly $2,000. The social media company’s main VR headgear, Meta Quest Pro, is now available for $999.99 (about Rs. 82,000), down from its debut price of $1,499.99.
Aside from the rumored Meta Quest 4 Pro, the Facebook owner is said to be planning the release of a low-cost Quest headset in 2024. It is estimated to cost less than $200. The Oculus Quest 2 VR headset, which was released in 2020, is presently available for $299.99.
In the past, Meta has collaborated with a number of consumer electronics companies to produce a number of headsets. The Oculus Go was created as a collaboration between Meta and Xiaomi. Lenovo built and co-designed the Oculus Rift S.
Meta is expected to pit its future high-end Quest Pro virtual reality headset against Apple’s current Vision Pro headset. The latter was demonstrated at Apple’s WWDC presentation in June. It costs $3,499 (approximately Rs. 2,88,500) and will be accessible in the United States beginning in 2024. It is powered by VisionOS and has two high-resolution micro-OLED displays. It is powered by Apple’s M2 processor and the new R1 chipset.