With the Apple Vision Pro Already in the hands of the first buyers, we have been able to learn more details about its hardware. As we are accustomed to every time new products that generate a lot of interest arrive on the market, iFixit has carried out a very interesting disassembly of the space computer.
Thus, we have been able to learn not only the innards of the Apple Vision Pro, but also some additional features that those from Cupertino have not officially revealed. For example internal screens are not technically 4Kalthough this does not prevent them from being the most spectacular of the device.
iFixit experts explained that Apple made very good use of its marketing tools by indicating that each panel had more pixels than a 4K TV. However, the Californians avoided indicating that the Apple Vision Pro was capable of offering content in 4K resolution.
By analyzing the Apple Vision Pro screens with a microscope, specialists confirmed that each pixel measures 7.5 microns. Something that those from Cupertino did indicate in the team’s specifications table. On the other hand, they calculated the resolution of each screen in 3660 x 3200 pixels. This means that they do not reach what is commercially considered 4K resolution (3840 x 2160); However, each panel used in the headset Apple does have more pixels than a 4K TV.
All the secrets of the Apple Vision Pro, revealed
Another interesting fact is the hellish pixel density of the Apple Vision Pro, which iFixit has calculated at around 3,380 pixels per inch. To put it in context, 2,500 pixels of the Apple Vision Pro fit within a single pixel of the screen of a 65-inch 4K TV.
But the story does not end here. The experts were able to determine the PPD or Pixels Per Degree; that is, the number of observable pixels per degree of vision. On average, The Apple Vision Pro has a PPD of 34, based on a 100° field of view. This places it well above the Meta Quest 3, whose PPD is 25, although it offers a slightly wider field of view. In the PlayStation VR 2, meanwhile, the PPD is estimated at 18.
The classic teardown from iFixit has allowed us to learn much more about the Apple Vision Pro, in addition to its notorious screens. The external battery, for example, includes three batteries similar to those of the iPhone 15 Plus stacked on top of each other. In addition, it has temperature sensors to control that it does not overheat. Although perhaps the most curious thing is that it boasts an accelerometer which turns on an LED light when the user picks it up to see if it is charging.
Repairability and durability issues
In terms of repairability, the Apple Vision Pro is far from being a “friendly” device for home repairs. Most of the screws to disassemble the space computer headset they are hidden, preventing easy access. Likewise, those from Cupertino have used screws of different sizes and styles, which also complicates disassembly tasks.
Apple has done everything possible so that users must take their Vision Pro to the Apple Store if they require technical assistance. Let’s not forget that repairing the device can end up costing almost the same as buying a new one.
Zack Nelsonof JerryRigEverything, also published a video disassembling the Apple Vision Pro, although with a much rougher method than iFixit. The YouTuber not only validated the complaints for its low repairability score, but also showed the fragility of the outer screenwhose resistance to marks and scratches is much lower than that of any smartphone on the market.