• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    I absolutely love using this pencil. I am an avid handwritten note taker and have been using traditional styluses for years. NO COMPARISON. The way this pencil interacts with the iPad Pro is amazing. No lag whatsoever, and unlike other styluses I don't end up with random palm marks on the page. The writing is very precise and clean. Also, it charges up fast and keeps a charge for quite a while. As for the bluetooth connection, it works perfectly. When I walk back in my office in the morning with my iPad, I pick up the pencil and start writing. It's flawless. If you go into airplane mode or turn off bluetooth you do have to plug the pencil into the iPad for one second (big deal!). I do have 3 suggestions for Apple: 1. Create a quieter, interchangeable tip for note taking. The current one makes a tapping/clicking sound when scribbling notes and it would be great to have a quieter option when in meetings. 2. Shorten it up. It's longer than any other writing instrument in my office by about 1". A little shorter would be better. 3. Add a removable pocket clip. Not only would it add convenience for toting it around, but it would prevent it from rolling off surfaces which seems to be a common complaint. Suggestions 1 and 3 would be nice aftermarket add-ons for the pencil (hint, hint!). Overall, highly recommended.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I DON't understand why people are complaining about this item

    AMAZING product! I just got it and I love it so much! I was able to rewrite my notes without my handwriting looking different or messy like other stylus pens. The reaction time is GREAT and to all those who are complaining about losing parts, please buy a pencil case and be grateful. Product is definitely worth the price.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The only Stylis out there

    The pencil is amazing! The ability to sketch and shade in such a way that you are always using a sharpened pencil is great!. The charge lasts for a long time and is convenient to carry. I wish they would of had this years ago, I love sketching and coloring with this thing, it is great for both work and play.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best stylus ever.

    This is the most accurate stylus ever. Period.
    Don't give a product a bad review because you "don't draw or sketch." That's like giving a car a bad review because you don't know how to drive.
    Don't give a product a bad review because you lost it. It's not Apple's fault that you're not careful with your possessions.
    If you use this stylus for its intended purpose, and are mature enough not to lose things, it's the best you can get.

    15 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the Wait

    I was disappointed that the Apple Pencil wasn't available when I purchased my IPad Pro but it was worth the wait. The only negatives about it don't have to do with how it works but how the top is prone to getting lost when you have to charge it and there isn't a convenient way to store your pencil. I think Apple should have incorporated a way to store the pencil with their case.. I am sure the second generation release will correct this. I don't mind not having an eraser option built in especially since other stylus's that I have used the eraser feature was lacking and I find the undo feature or menu options works just fine. I hope future iPhones will be able to use this pencil.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love The Pencil But....

    I love the pencil but it is definitely a bit pricy and I can't believe there isn't some sort of compatible case/carrying device. No attachment feature to the Apple case and not use friendly case.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    best ever

    it makes life so much easier.just got it and paired it to my iPad pro

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not ready for prime time

    The function of the pencil is great, BUT...
    1. It is too long and does not fit in my pocket
    2. It is too slick and my fingers slide down it or become tired trying to hold on to it
    3. The cap is too small and will get lost
    4. The charging adaptor is too small and will get lost
    5. I do not know of any way to tell when the pencil is fully charged-no lights, no beep, no signals.
    6. I do not know of a way to tell when the pencil needs charging.
    7. The price is too great to deal with these practical matters.
    8. It doesn't work with anything else that I own that comes from Apple.
    9. I believe there are other options that are smaller, less expensive and just as precise that will serve my needs.
    10. I do not paint or draw, so the applicable benefits in this area are not needed.

    Therefore, the lack of value exceed the benefits for me.

    43 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Steve is rolling over in his grave

    I loved this device for about 5 minutes. Then it lost it's Bluetooth connection. And after recharging and reconnecting about 100 times my patience wore thin. Support asked me to provide the serial number which I was told is printed on the Lightning connector. Really?? I could have sworn it wasn't there at all, but after using a 10x magnifying glass I could barely read the smallest, faintest numbers I've ever seen on any consumer device. Support also suggested I reset my network settings, which did nothing. At one point I thought I had lost that ridiculous male-to-male Lighting adaptor, which would have rendered the device useless. Losing the stupid little white end cap would just be annoying since it's just a dust cover, but without the equally small and more easily lost Lightning adaptor you're screwed.

    I cannot believe Steve would not have allowed this thing to go to market. It is an technology advance but severely lacking in the common-sense practically that Steve insisted on.

    58 of 77 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING

    Pretty chill. You dont have to sharpen it.

    12 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lovely device but so impractical really

    I woukd rate it 5 stars if the designers had considered what happens when you aren't actually using it. The weight on 1 side is nice when you put it down and it stays there but if there is any kind of slope it'll just roll away.

    As others have said the magnetic lightning cover is just being too be lost...should have been a screwtop.

    No clip for it so it's bound to get lost...even cheap normal pens have clips so why on earth did apple not consider that?

    Lovely to use, crisp and quick...

    Far far too expensive...

    35 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute best out there

    The incredible precision and accuracy of this pencil is outstanding and exceeds all expectations.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Best bluetooth stylus, needs design updates

    Works as said, writing has been the best experience on an iPad so far.

    As for the design, like everything else Apple makes, high quality and feels great in the hands.

    Two suggestions, the F/F charging adapter should be built in to the pencil. Second, there should be a removable clip to help secure the pencil, if for any reason, so it doesn't roll off flat surfaces all the time. It should be a multi-piece, modular system that would allow the user to add or take away based on their needs or desire to not lose so many small pieces. Please Apple, if you're going to make the pencil a huge part of the experience, you should think about a case that incorporates storage for a $100 accessory.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wake up call for Jony - Bluetooth implementation blows

    Great to write with but only 1 star for the Bluetooth implementation.

    1) Once paired you should never need to pair again like every other Bluetooth device on the market.
    2) NOT SO. Unlike every other Bluetooth device on the market, if you disable Bluetooth when not in use, users have to pair the Apple Pencil to your iPad Pro again to get it going.
    3) This means increased warranty claims for lightning ports and Pencils because YOU HAVE TO INSERT THE PENCIL (even if fully charged) every time you want to use it.

    65 of 80 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Stylus So Far

    I've tried a number of stylii for writing on my selection of iPads. The rubber bulb versions are fine for poking at icons, etc. but useless for making notes. Adonit's Jot range is far better - I initially tried the Pro but the disk made it unnatural for writing. The Jot Script was almost there but I had to slow my writing down for the lag; it then started disconnecting at random and became unusable. The Jot Dash, my next purchase, was almost ideal - no wrist protection as it didn't use Bluetooth, and still a bit of lag, but it was comfortable and worked well enough for my note taking.

    However, having got myself the 9.7" iPad Pro and the Pencil, all others fall way. Well enough isn't good enough. This Pencil works as a pencil - naturally. It's comfortable in the hand and has imperceptible lag when writing or sketching. I hate to say it but it just works.

    Why not 5 stars? It lacks a clip and the lightning adapter and cap seem too easy to lose. I've sorted the first issue by adding my own clip (one for the Space Pen, held firmly in place with a patch of white electrical tape - not pretty but it works). Regarding the loose bits, there are tags already on the market to attach them - pity Apple didn't think to get in first. As others have said, a case would have been nice - perhaps a slim one with a pocket clip.

    As is often the case, Apple haven't invited the stylus, they've just made the idea work. Overall, pretty good for the mark I.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It is as fluid as pen on paper

    The Apple Pencil paired with my iPad Pro is a game changer for college note taking! I've found Penultimate as my choice software thus far.

    34 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to lose and very glitchy

    I complained about lack of preparation for the Apple Pencil after I received it. It's like they never thought someone would want to secure the pencil somehow. How is it that they could miss such a fundamental function? The pencil works okay but I experience lag time when I use it. It is nothing like you see on the videos they provide. Sometimes it takes 3-4 tries to get it to start working. It is particularly bad with microsoft word. I have used it to write a 5 letter word and I finished before the first letter shows up and then it just randomly skips a letter???? If I try to go back and write that missing letter in the empty spot it just highlights one of the letters next to it. I have read the artist side of this and it seams like they love it. Perhaps those programs do not lag or make gaps. Perhaps those programs allow editing without loosing the things you do not want to lose. I find the pencil no better than a stylet for everyday function. The worst part right now is that even though I knew the pencil had to be stored on my own because apple failed completely to allow compatible attachment to iPad pro or smart keyboard cover, I have lost the pencil. I know i am responsible for this because I lost it not them. I wouldn't buy another because the same thing will probably happen. I feel like every time i take my iPad Pro somewhere its complicated because of the pencil. That problem is gone now. Knowing this now I would not have spent the incredibly high price for the iPad Pro or the Apple Pencil. All the technology in the world does not make for forgetting about the user experience and simplified function. I would not recommend the pencil because everyone will lose it eventually. Maybe that is the plan.

    58 of 81 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    apple pencl

    absolutely the best stylus i've ever used.completely amazed with how responsive it is.this feels like a real pencil.apple nailed this one right out of the ballpark. thank you apple for such a great product.

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Stellar! Apple Pencil + iPad Pro = Cintiq killer! :)

    Absolutely, hands-down the most amazing creative tool for the iPad. Period. In fact, having an iPad Pro without one of these would be akin to having a Ferrari without the gas pedal.

    Fluid, impeccably designed and it just plain feels good to work with. It has some weight to it.

    If you're a graphic designer or just an avid note taker, I would highly recommend it!

    102 of 122 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Agree with all the 5 star reviews but...

    My beef with the pencil is that at $99 it still breaks like a #2 pencil. All the guts are still inside and functional, but just barely. It is stored in my pocket on the go as there is nowhere else to put it. Working in the reclaimed wood business things get pretty physical sometimes and I don't always remember to put the Pencil back in the truck. I've never had an apple pruduct scratch, crack, or break, and I've owned just about all of them. That's why this particular crunch was so heartbreaking. I trust those Apple engineers will figure it out.

    46 of 52 people found this useful