Making AppleCare seem like a sensible purchase, Apple has revealed that some repairs to an Apple Vision Pro will cost around 70% of the price of a new one.
Users who buy AppleCare will see a substantial difference in repair costs. During the lifetime of the AppleCare coverage, users can have as many repair incidents as they need — but each one comes with a fee of $299.
Without AppleCare coverage, however, all repair costs are higher. Apple divides Apple Vision Pro repairs into two categories, “Cracked cover glass,” and everything else.
To repair a cracked cover glass, Apple estimates that it will cost $799. That’s the only named repair work, but the estimated cost for “Other damage” is $2,399.
“Your product is eligible for a battery replacement at no additional cost if you have AppleCare+,” continues Apple, “and your product’s battery holds less than 80 percent of its original capacity.”
Oddly, battery replacement is not listed with the other repair types, and Apple also does not reveal a fee. Separately, Apple has included a battery in its initial selection of Apple Vision Pro accessories, though, where it costs $199.