After seven years of hard work developing its latest jewel of a product, Silicon Valley superstar Apple has introduced its irresistibly sleek mixed-reality headset that could throw cold water on the “metaverse” dream propagated by rival Meta.

Reviews have raved about the recently unveiled Vision Pro headgear that allows users to communicate, work, watch movies and listen to music, all with the option to remain virtually immersed or feel at ease in the outside world; the news is viewed as a true game-changer.

Meanwhile, Meta's Reality Labs, the division responsible for its metaverse effort, has lost $4 billion thus far, and company chief Mark Zuckerberg has conspicuously turned his attention toward artificial intelligence and away from the metaverse.

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