Apple has announced that its new virtual reality headsets won’t be involved in the ‘metaverse’. Whilst Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg fantasy dreams of full immersion into the space, Apple has stated they intend their device to not be used for prolonged periods of time. Instead, they’ll be focusing on “short bursts of “gaming, communication or content consumption”‘”.
Apple has previously been committed to reducing screen time, building in features to ensure people don’t use their products for an unhealthy amount of time.
Despite the Metaverse seeming enticing to many, Apple’s stance to prioritize user wellbeing is important and must be applauded. Whilst others are yet to comment on the physical effects of the Metaverse, Apple’s position may prompt deeper discussions into the full impact of this novel technology.
Apple has strong feelings about the ‘metaverse’, report claims https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/apple-metaverse-headset-iphone-virtual-reality-vr-ar-b1990237.html
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