The Apple Vision Pro headset has already found its way into the hands of tens of thousands of customers in the US, with some starting to test it in a rather harsh mode. Like JerryRigEverything did, for example.
In a recently published video, the blogger uses tools to determine Mohs hardness. Small scratches on the front panel of the Vision Pro appear already at the second level, while at the fourth they become much deeper. These indicators correspond to the usual hardness of plastic, so with a high degree of confidence we can assume that the top layer of the front panel of the headset is made of plastic.
Interestingly, the description of the Vision Pro says that the front panel of the device is made of laminated glass, but the scratch resistance test shows that this is not the case. Vision Pro owners are advised not to use anything other than the high-quality microfiber cloth that comes with the device to wipe the front panel. Otherwise, during operation, scratches will quickly appear on the front panel.
In other words, this means that objects such as keys, coins, and even dust can leave permanent scratches on the glass. Unsurprisingly, the Vision Pro comes with a special cover for the external display and a polishing cloth. Apple charges $800 to replace the Vision Pro front glass.
In the video you can see how the blogger practically destroys a $3,500 gadget.