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Big XR News from Apple, Google, XREAL, and Meta Reality Labs

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

Apple is working with ZEISS to offer optional optical inserts for the product, including “Readers” for $99 and prescription standard optics for $149. This restructuring comes after teaming up with Qualcomm and Samsung to use the newly announced Snapdragon XR2+ Gen 2 chipset for enhancing smart glasses.

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Meta Optimistic about Apple’s Entry into the Market

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

With all eyes on the Vision Pro, Meta is assumedly taking notes on how to secure itself as not only a rigid competitor but more so as the sole leader in the space – beating out an oncoming wave of new headsets from Apple, Google, Samsung, LG, and more. The Vision Pro will cost $3,499 for a 256GB storage model.

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VR and AR in 12 variations

VRGuy

3: VR, Phone-powered, Wide-field Examples: Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard, Zeiss VROne. The zSight 1920 has about 32 pixels/degree whereas a modern consumer goggle like the HTC Vive has less than half that. This configuration where the phone is inserted into some kind of holster is used for general-purpose mobile VR.

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