• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    We Love Our Apple Pencils (but just a short snagging list)

    The most common complaints do not apply to us as we are women so we don't keep our tech stuff in a suit or jeans pockets, but in proper bags. So we don't find it too long and it is evenly balanced even in our delicate little hands. We don't lose the cap when we iPad-charge as we are aware it is stuck on the back (or in its bag). But we would love to be able to rename our Pencils in the Bluetooth settings so we know which one we have picked up (we are organised, not infallible). I personally have two Pencils, one for my home office and one for my leisure area and it would be great if I could have them both paired at the same time, like my car phone system appears on my phone and pairs automatically when I turn the stereo on.

    As for the guy who put his Pencil in with his case with his actual pencils and it came out covered in graphite: What. Did. You. Expect?

    42 of 51 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful, but falls short of Wacom's solution

    It's great to finally have a proper stylus for an iPad. After waiting for ages for it to arrive (I ordered it in December of 2015), I find I barely use it. It's not for lack of precision or pressure sensitivity. It's because:

    • Too slippery for any semblance of natural feel. There's no tooth to the interaction between smooth glass screen and hard plastic pen tip.

    • No eraser end. It seems inconsequential, but if you've used a Wacom pen with an eraser, you'd see how incredibly useful and effective it is.

    • Inconsistent performance between apps that support it (pressure response is inconsistent from app to app, which means you can't really get comfortable with the behavior unless you only use one app ever).

    • No replacement tips make me unwilling to wear out my only two tips. Seriously, why are there no replacements? There should be alternative tips that have more tooth (like the felt tip marker styled tip for Wacom styluses), but at the very least there should be replacements of the already included tips.

    • No solution will be available for when the battery stops being rechargeable... other than buying another stylus. Apple is making a lot of disposable electronics these days and that is NOT good.

    • Dumb recharging usage design. It got so much negative press for this that Apple included a tiny (and very losable) lightning connector adapter so that you can plug the Pencil into a lightning cable instead of having it hanging off the iPad to be broken. Apple's been bad at design since 2013.

    I knew most of this on purchase, so I don't dock more than 2 stars for this. I wanted a proper stylus for my iPad Pro (not some after market workaround) and I bought this because it's indeed a proper stylus made for the iPad Pro. But it is still not a five star product.

    34 of 38 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    My Apple Pencil Review

    I think the Apple Pencil IS A GREAT drawing tool!! I think Apple needs to work on making it thinner. But the preformace is GREAT!
    I think Apple should give an replacement option if it is lost or stolen or broken






    By: Aidan

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pencil for iPhone

    Love the pencil for procreate on the iPad Pro.
    Make it work on the iPhone!

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It made me handwrite again.

    It is what it is: a pencil. But with the power of the iPad Pro and the posibilites it offers you, you can use it as a pencil, as a pen, as a fountain pen, as any editing tool Adobe Photoshop has, as any tool any app has, etc etc etc. So yeah, I'm agree it's a pencil, but a magic one.

    As many studies have shown, handwriting helps your creativity, but I've been writing almost everything digitally for the past few years, so that I'm able to have everything synchronized between my devices; and to be able to access my work anywhere anytime, too. But now I can handwrite without having to think of taking photos or scanning my notebooks every time I make a change to something or add new information. There are a lot of apps, from Notes by Apple to Evernote or Paper, that allow you to have the best from both worlds.

    Magic Pencil by Apple

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Tool for Artists

    Having years of experience with Intuos Pro tablets, I was looking for something more portable, as well as the ability to draw directly on screen, like the Cintiq and related devices. Portability was also a major consideration. When looking at options, I was intrigued by the iPad Pro, with its stable of apps such as Procreate and Illustrator Draw.

    Staring out, the pen is quite natural to use. Granted, with the barrel being smooth, the feel is different from most ink pens and stylus options I'm used to, but I got over this quickly. Handling and touch sensitivity are great, and I find the experience to be pretty natural.

    As other users have noted, it may feel a bit unnatural to draw on the bare glass of the iPad. An easy way to deal with this are some of the screen protectors/cases available. I use the Otterbox Defender case, and find that the screen cover gives a bit of tooth, which does help with drawing precision. Another benefit of the Otterbox is that there's an integrated Pencil holder in the cover.

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomy and mecanics

    The pen fits well in your hand and is not dificult to learn to use it with its nuances.

    However the end cap that covers the charger easily falls off and I have already lost mine

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    I love the Apple Pencil! The one thing I would do differently with it is that it would be better if it could be used on all iPad models. I got my boyfriend an iPad Air 2 for his birthday in April. My grandmother surprised me with an iPad Pro and the pencil and I just know he'd love to use it on his but seeing as they're only compatible with the pro I can't get him one without getting him a whole new iPad when there's nothing wrong with his and his is only six months old that'd be a complete waste of money.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pen

    Honestly, I am a novice to ALL-THAT-IS-APPLE/MAC SINCE 2014 - with that being said, I do not know why the pencil cost as much as it does, I do think a $50.00 price tag would have been better fitted but I did purchase it anyway, right?! Considering I am a conservative shopper, that says allot for Apple. Maybe I will eventually find more to do with the pencil but in the interim, it would be better if you design it to better connect to iPad it has its cover on. It is an extreme pain when I have to reconnect and take iPad off /on with the Logic BLOK for iPads. Does Apple make a duel end connector or simply the one included with pencil?!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil Disappoints

    I expected the Apple Pencil to be a great product like the many other apple products I own. It has had a flakey connection since I got it and now simply disconnects when removed from the lightning connector. Dead as a door nail. Even when it was connected it under performed. So if you are thinking of getting one, check out 53s Pencil for the product Paper. It works perfectly, is far more functional than the Apple Pencil and much easier to charge and connect. I am happy with all my other products, but Apple, the Pencil is a bust. I've thrown it in the garbage.

    36 of 47 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice Except...

    I like it quite a bit but it is aggravating that it has to be plugged in every time I turn my iPad on. I don't know about other users but I turn my iPad off when not in use. Once the link to the pencil is broke it must be plugged into the iPad lightning connector to re-establish the connection. This is inconvenient as I have an Otterbox case with connector covers. I'm also concerned about connector life with all this use.

    18 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't see life without it!

    I thought the iPad was getting a little stale. I just used for YouTube, ebooks, and maybe some music, not really worth getting considering I can do the same on my iPhone 6S Plus. The Pencil however, completely changes that. I now use my iPad Pro for school and work and has made both so much easier. I like hand write my notes, and write with the Apple Pencil, somehow, seems so natural. It write exactly how it would be on paper. And knowing where all of my notes are and automatically organizing them, I now can see life without these to pieces of awesome tech. I've even stopped buying paper. If you are in school or in an occupation that requires a lot of notes, writing, drawing, pretty much anything using a pen or pencil. I highly recommend the iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil Love

    Great product. If you are in any creative or technical field (art, design, architecture, engineering,, etc.) this product is a must! I can mark up plans and drawings, and sketch ideas. It's the best of both the digital and written worlds.

    33 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pencil

    My wife is 79, and has Arthritis in both hands. The Pencil has eased her day beyond my expectations. She enjoys media and craft apps again. Thank you.

    39 of 43 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it - and I'm not an artist

    I really don't get the complaints about the pencil. I love it. It's super accurate and responsive and I don't think any responsible adult should have trouble keeping up with it. It isn't just for artists - anyone can find it useful. That's silly. And it isn't just a glorified stylus. I don't know how I lived without it before and wish it was compatible with my phone!

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Performance 5*, Pencil 2*

    Buy the Apple Pencil if you use the iPad and you will have no hassle or compromise. Performance 5*.

    Pencil 2*. No on/off switch (always on) so no control of the battery (iPad lets you know when you have 5% of the juice if you happen to notice). It uses the battery when the Pencil moves even if it is not being used (minimal use when not moved). Should have an indicator Green, Yellow (50%), and Red (25%) so we can plan when to recharge. To recharge, you need to use a tiny 1/2" adapter which is easy to lose because you have to take it off after the charge (for this part, Apple should copy the Adonit's method). Very easy to lose the top cap (cover for the charge connector). No pencil clip so you always have to think about not losing it.

    41 of 43 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    For the Artist; iPad Pro + Apple Pencil

    Quick Summary: IF YOU ARE NOT AN ARTIST DO NOT GET THIS PENCIL, IT WILL BE A WASTE OF YOUR MONEY. IT IS MADE FOR DRAWING.

    I am a hardcore professional artist, and I have been looking for an alternative to a Cintiq for a while, since I'm always on the go and I need something small. My old 4th gen iPad broke so I jumped at the idea of the Pro and Pencil. I've been using it for a bit, and so far it is very nice.

    The sensitivity and tilt functions are comparable to that of a Wacom Intuos 4, though you get less of a paper feel since it is hard plastic writing on glass. It feels like Apple's version of a mini, portable Cintiq if you use it with Procreate or related high-end drawing apps. I really enjoy it and have done quite a few lovely sketches.

    Pros: attractive simplistic design, charges quickly, portable, decently sturdy, VERY good drawing function (definitely superior to a Bamboo tablet), and you get to draw directly on the screen, so it feels very much like a miniature Cintiq.

    Cons: The pen is made of hard, smooth plastic, so unless you want it to slip out of your fingers, put a rubber gripper on it. ***The pen will NOT function correctly if the nib at the drawing end isn't screwed on tightly. I found this out the hard way. Compared to a Wacom pen it is a little heavy and non-ergonomic, since design came over functionality. So far I have not had a problem with losing pen tips or the cover to the charger, since I am incredibly neat and tidy (but it is still a problem I hear other people having).

    Final impression: If and only if you are an artist will this stylus be worth your money.

    27 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple pencil

    I bought this pencil thinking, wow what a great idea. BUT I was rudely disappointed with how much of a piece of junk this is. It is just a fancy styalis for 100 dollars. In my opinion it is worth 50 dollars at the most. Like common sense here Apple, you guys made a pencil out of plastic where the tip breaks with around 30 uses for me. Along with that there is no replacement items at all. I love your guys computers, I'm using one right now I also have an iPhone, and I love them but this is junk. All in All I through 100 dollars away on a piece of plastic that had a few wires in it and some cheap aluminum..... Thank you

    51 of 72 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing to say

    Unbelivable. It's just like writing on a pice of paper.
    In addition, it gets fully charged really fast and has an excellent battery life.
    Undoubtedly, the best on market.

    Fully recommended

    32 of 39 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love functionality, but easy to lose charger, and cap

    Love the functionality of the pencil. I have a professional artist friend who is 90 years old, and she was able to create beautiful drawings on her first try. She immediately the put the Ipad Pro and pencil on her Christmas list.

    But when I saw the charging connector and cap, my first thought was I hope I don't lose it. First day, lost the cap. Second day, lost the charging connector. Can't buy replacement parts as of now. Would like the capability of attaching the pencil to the Ipad.

    44 of 46 people found this useful