When Apple unveiled its mixed reality glasses VisionPro There was shock at the $3500 price tag. That is, four times the price of the iPhone 15, seven times the cost of the Meta Quest 3 headset, and about three and a half times the price of the Quest Pro. Of course, Vision Pro glasses are full of advanced technologies and new parts that were made specifically for them, but what is the real price of Apple Vision Pro glasses? Continue reading as we will learn about the real cost that Apple pays for manufacturing one Vision Pro glasses.

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Apple Vision Pro glasses are a spatial computing device that uses virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technologies to merge the virtual world with the real world to obtain a unique experience through the capabilities it possesses, such as the micro-LED screen that provides a realistic image and a real feeling. The glasses come with 12 cameras and 5 sensors. And 6 microphones and a screen for each eye with a resolution higher than 4k.

The cost of manufacturing Vision Pro glasses

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According to a report published by the research company Omdia, although it did not reveal many details about the “bill of materials” for the Apple Vision Pro glasses, it did clarify that the cost that Apple pays for manufacturing one Vision Pro glasses is only $1542. Here are the most expensive parts of the Apple Vision Pro glasses:

The most expensive part of the mixed reality glasses is the 1.25-inch Micro-OLED screen from Sony. There are two of them in the glasses, one for each of the user’s eyes. It is one of the most important basic components in providing an unprecedented virtual experience compared to other glasses. The two screens provide what An array of 23 million pixels delivers more vibrant colors and more realistic quality than any other device on the market. Apple pays about $228 per screen, making the cost of the screens per pair of glasses $456.

Also, there is an external screen that displays the user’s face. It measures 6 inches and works with a resolution of 800 x 360 and a density of 145 pixels per inch. Its price is $70, which means that the screens in Apple Glass cost $535. This represents approximately 35% of the total bill of materials (BOM) costs for the glasses.

Furthermore, according to an analysis by popular repair site iFixit, each Vision Pro screen has a display resolution of 3660 x 3200 pixels. This number of pixels per eye is more than what is offered by the iPhone 15 screen, which has a screen resolution of 2556 x 1179 pixels. While the screen in Meta Quest 3 glasses works with a resolution of 2064 x 2208 for each eye. Therefore, the Apple Vision Pro display is more difficult to manufacture; Since its size is smaller than the iPhone screen, it makes the pixels closer to each other. That's why the Vision Pro screen contains 3386 pixels per inch compared to the iPhone 15 screen, which contains about 460 pixels per inch.

The second most expensive Vision Pro components after the screen are the M2 and R1 chips. Apple says the R1 chip is specifically designed to process inputs from cameras, sensors, and microphones, and stream images to displays within 12 milliseconds. While the M2 chip is the same one used in the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, it offers high performance and the ability to process all data and tasks and run applications at unparalleled speeds. Two Apple SIM cards cost about $240.

Here are all the components in Apple Glass and the approximate price of each part:

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In the end, you should be aware that this cost does not include other production costs such as assembly, packaging, or distribution. Also, let us not forget the billions that Apple has spent over the past years on research and development, sales, and marketing to reach the current result.

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