JerryRigEverything exposes Apple Vision Pro design flaw & fans are divided

Rebecca Hills-Duty
Apple Vision Pro scratch test

The Apple Vision Pro has got many hyped for the future of immersive technology, but YouTuber JerryRigEverything has revealed a serious design flaw.

Apple has a very dedicated base of fans, many of whom are excited and enthusiastic about the newly released Apple Vision Pro mixed reality headset. Outside of Apple’s fanbase, the headset has had something of a mixed reaction, with some analysts and reviewers complaining about the lack of apps and the weight and comfort of the device. YouTuber JerryRigEverything takes a different approach and disassembles the $3500 headset completely to find all its features and flaws.

JerryRigEverything is a popular YouTuber who specializes in tearing down electronic devices to discover more about the build quality and components used as well as comment on how repairable the device is. He states that he was not interested in exploring the details of the software but instead was focused on studying the hardware.

The video quickly points out that the Apple Vision Pro is basically a “computer for your face” and examines it accordingly. It is quickly apparent that, like many Apple products, the Vision Pro is not designed to be user-serviceable, and many components are very easy to damage during an attempted disassembly.

The “glass” front might not be glass at all

The biggest shock, however, was the front of the headset. The semi-transparent front plate was described by Apple as ‘laminated glass’ but JerryRigEverything found that the cover actually appears to be plastic, and is very easy to be scratched and scuffed, which could negatively affect the pass-through function.

Apple fans on Reddit were divided in their reactions, with some defending the use of plastic on the front fascia as a protective measure for the eyes, with user No_Bicycle suggesting: “Unless the glass is actually there to protect the rest of the device from drop impacts, almost like a crumple zone of sorts?”

Other users were quick to point out that Apple describes it as glass and charges a premium for replacement parts, with user JorgTheElder saying: “It is pretty crazy that it is $800 to replace the front “glass” even with Apple Care. Why would they use glass with plastic on it? If the glass is not providing scratch resistance, why add the weight?”

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Rebecca is a Tech Writer at Dexerto, specializing in PC components, VR, AMD, Nvidia and Intel. She has previously written for UploadVR and The Escapist, hosts a weekly show on RadioSEGA and has an obsession with retro gaming. Get in touch at