The Apple Vision Pro is a heavy piece of mixed-reality hardware, and that is because the majority of us believed that the construction was made up of premium materials such as glass and aluminum. Unfortunately, a scratch test reveals that Apple has cut corners in the most surprising manner possible, and we say surprising because the technology giant is charging $3,499 for the headset, and that too, for the base storage version.
Apple Vision Pro’s front is made up of plastic, though the company has marketed it as laminated glass
Shortly after a separate drop test video showed the Apple Vision Pro featured a durable front’ glass,’ Zach from JerryRigEverything got his hands on the expensive head-mounted wearable, and it is obvious what kind of content we were about to see. Using some Moh’s hardness picks, it was found that the Apple Vision Pro front side scratches at level 3, with deeper grooves at level 4. Typically, plastic scratches at this level, suggesting that the company has used this exact material to cover the multitude of cameras.
However, what is surprising is that the company says the front protective cover is laminated glass on the Apple Vision Pro’s product page, but the scratch test reveals something else entirely. Another shocking revelation of the scratch test is that the exterior lenses are made of plastic, so Zach recommends wearers stay away from materials such as tissue paper to clean them as they will most definitely get irreparable marks on them in no time.
Instead, those who already own an Apple Vision Pro should invest in a high-quality microfiber cloth, but lucky for them, one is already included in the headset’s packaging, negating that expense. The YouTuber also performed a bend test for good measure to see if the headset possessed any weak points in its construction, but thankfully, the sheer thickness of the device prevented any kind of flex or bend whatsoever.
You can check out the entire test in the video above, and if you are interested in checking out the teardown process of the Apple Vision Pro, there is a video about that too. Also, if you own a $3,499 headset, make darn sure not to scratch the front side or the exterior lenses.
News Source: JerryRigEverything