Comparing the Future of VR: Apple Vision Pro and Meta’s Quest Lineup

Jonathan Fielding
7 min readJun 5, 2023

As a software engineer, my fascination extends beyond lines of code and into the captivating realm of virtual reality. The immersive experiences VR offers have always enchanted me, beginning with my first PSVR and continuing with my current favorite, the Meta Quest 2, which I adopted during the pandemic, using it for gaming, fitness and even trialing it in meetings at Spendesk.

Since its launch in October 2020, the Meta Quest 2 has enjoyed widespread popularity. However, the landscape of virtual reality shifted dramatically this past week, ushering in two significant developments. Firstly Meta announced the Meta Quest 3, a sequel to the forementioned device and then today, Apple announced it much rumoured VR/AR headset titled the Apple Vision Pro.

With all this excitement arround VR I thought I would write a blog post looking at my current Meta Quest 2 and compare it to the new headsets that were just announced. At the end I will even give a little insight into what I am thinking about for my next VR headset.

Meta Quest 2

Price: from £299.99

Meta Quest 2 official image from Meta

Let’s begin with my current headset, the Meta Quest 2 which despite coming out in 2020, is intended to be kept around by Meta as an entry level introduction to VR after the release…



Jonathan Fielding

Staff Engineer working for @Spendesk, speaker about web things, writing about tech, contributor to open source. If you like what I write make sure to follow.