iFixit shared a part 2 video to its Apple Vision Pro teardown which details the key components inside Apple’s first Spatial Computer. Spoiler alert – Apple did some clever marketing tricks with the whole “more than a 4K TV for each eye” claim it made during the Vision Pro announcement.
The pair of micro OLED screens are each estimated to offer a 3,660 x 3,200 pixel per eye resolution which technically does not fulfill the requirements for 4K resolution which is 3,840 x 2,160px. Vision Pro is still plenty sharp and each of its displays packs a whopping 3,380 pixels per inch (PPI).
As impressive as that figure is, pixel per degree (PPD) is a more important metric for VR headsets – the number of horizontal pixels per degree of viewing angle. The iFixit team estimates Vision Pro packs 34 PPD which translates to a noticeably more detailed viewing experience compared to the Meta Quest 3 and its 25 PPD.
Vision Pro’s battery pack also got some of the limelight – it’s made from a single sheet of aluminum and is extremely hard to open – the iFixit team resorted to using a hammer and chisel. The insides revealed a trio of iPhone-sized batteries each boasting 15.36Wh of power or 46.08Wh in total even though the battery is officially listed by Apple with a 35.9Wh rating.
In a shocking turn of events, Apple omitted its usual practice of parts pairing which means that Vision Pro components appear to be interchangeable. Vision Pro is still a really difficult device regarding repairability, which earned it a 4/10 iFixit repairability score.
In related news, Vision Pro also got its first software update bringing improved and more realistic Personas avatars. Apple visionOS 1.1 Beta is now available to download and will require users to rescan their face and create new Persona avatar.