The internet is a wonderful place, and of course, it was just a matter of time before somebody started abusing the $3,500 Apple Vision Pro for “testing purposes”. If you have a weak stomach for test gore, you probably shouldn’t watch the video.
Joking aside, while definitely not scientific in any way, the video does provide some actually valuable insights into the general durability of the headset. First, the good news is that you probably don’t have anything to worry about with general use. The Vision Pro tanked small bumps and scrapes like a champ. Other than some scratches on the front glass, the device was generally fine and perfectly functional.
Still, you should be careful with drops and, surprisingly, not because of the huge curved front glass. As we said, that faired well. However, a few drops in one of the speakers of the Vision Pro experienced a catastrophic failure. Apparently the area of the head strap around the speakers and the user’s ears is a weak point. There seems to be a delicate hinge hidden inside the area, which did take some damage in the video and even started poking out through the cover material.
The biggest thing to be aware of, however, is that the light seal is not attached to the headset in any secure way. It appears to only be held by magnets. That means you should definitely not grab and pick up the Vision Pro by the light shield no matter how convenient that might seem. It will detach, and the expensive gadget will fly towards the ground.
Anyway, we encourage you to watch the video to the end since it features some interesting revelations about the device’s front glass. We won’t spoil it, but you might even go as far as to say it is kind of “optional”.