Zuckerberg sees another competitor in Apple.
Although there is no direct competitor, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reassured employees that the company’s closest competitor is Apple.
30 June and now included in the internal meeting record edge A assembled Meta staffer asked if Apple would become a competitor to Oculus and its associated ecosystem if it opened up its own AR glasses and platform. “The company is competing with Apple to set the direction of the internet,” Zuckerberg replied.
“I realize that Apple will not only be our competitor on products. It’s a philosophy and idea competition that every company believes in, they do it themselves. And tightly integrated into the ecosystem, they create a better user experience,” says Chief Meta.
Zuckerberg stressed that Apple is going to be big. According to him, Apple hasn’t mentioned Metavas yet, but “it wouldn’t be surprising” to announce similar projects in the near future.
“In the future, they can develop more promising VR devices with more features than we can. They also have a large ecosystem,” he said. Apple hasn’t mentioned MetaVas yet, but that doesn’t mean they can’t. So I see it as a serious philosophical competition for the internet.
According to him, Meta will openly approach the Metaverse and try to create a more open ecosystem. The company is working to make everything compatible with Android and is building a virtual universe where users can carry their virtual objects from one world to another.
Meta Manager rates Windows and iOS. According to him, Windows is a great operating system and a benchmark for computers. Although macOS has much better features, Windows is still the leading PC operating system. Meanwhile, on the mobile platform, Android devices are weak compared to iOS, but Apple products are more appreciated. “Apple is in a really good position in the wireless space, which makes it the most valuable company in the world,” he said.
However, he emphasized that the future of Meta Universe will not be determined by Windows, iOS or Android, nor by whether the platform is open or closed. According to him, the virtual universe needs a new, more open ecosystem and more convenient interactions.
Last September, Mark Zuckerberg showed his ambitions for the virtual universe when he changed the name from Facebook to Meta. It also recently joined the Metaverse Open Standards Group with Microsoft, Epic Games… to expand the ecosystem and standards of the virtual universe. However, Apple does not belong to this group.
Meanwhile, Apple CEO Tim Cook has repeatedly addressed the technology and shown great interest in VR/AR. Apple has introduced the ARKit framework for iOS developers in recent years. The company is said to be developing several models of smart glasses that could hit the market next year. Although Tim Cook states that the virtual universe has great potential, there are no rumors that the company will switch to Metavas.
Bao Lam (Consequences edge)