• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pencil is too smooth

    I purchased the pencil when i bought the Pro because I have found all other devices to be a poor substitute for the finger but writing or doodling with a finger is awkward. I like the new pencil except for the surface of the pencil. It is responsive and a nice weight but I find my fingers slipping down on the much too smooth surface. My solution was a piece of ¼" masking tape around the pen where I grasp it with my fingers. Works but too bad the Apple designers/engineers couldn't have thought of this in the design process. It is quite an over sight on their part. Should have asked for some advice from Pen makers like Parker, Mont Blanc etc.

    46 of 49 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be much better

    The concept was great. The execution, not so much.

    For it's precision, I like the small diameter tip on the pencil. However, it would be nice if an alternate tip with a slightly softer material was available. The tap-tap-tap on my iPad Pro screen becomes very loud at night when you are next to your sleeping spouse.

    For me, the body is too hard and slick to provide a comfortable secure grip, especially when combined with the natural oils exuded from your skin over time. A slightly larger diameter or a semi-hexagonal shape would be more useful, and/or the addition of a removable textured silicone sleeve for those with a weaker grip. Just because you can cram the electronics into a small tube the size of a #2 pencil doesn't mean you should do so.

    The round body and too-weak magnetic attraction of the single metal ring located near the cap prevents secure temporary storage on the Smart Cover - a very convenient resting space since no other means of docking/storage on the iPad is provided. If the body had squared-off sides, and/or there was a 2nd magnetic ring near the stylus tip the adhesion to the Smart Cover would be much more secure.

    With the variety of small parts that come with the pencil a small pocket-sized storage case for the adapter, the spare stylus tip, and the pencil cap (when charging) would have been a nice addition to the package.

    684 of 815 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Slippery feel of Apple Pencil

    I would like to see two improvements to the Pencil:

    I would like to feel more friction between Apple Pencil and the screen. The current version is slippery. Doesn't feel like using a pencil on paper at all. Microsoft Surface Pen gives much more pleasant and realistic friction.

    Please make the pencil easy to carry together with the iPad.

    35 of 41 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Idiotic

    Those responsible for designing this pencil and bringing it to market are best described as clever idiots. Clever, because it is a wonderful product. Idiots because they were not sufficiently wise to realise that the pencil won't last very long without wrapping it in cotton wool. That they did not design a sleek case to keep it in while carrying it around is an idiotic omission. By Apple's own admission: "Handle Apple Pencil with care. Apple Pencil contains sensitive electronic components......and can be damaged.......if dropped, bent, crushed.......Don't use a damaged Apple Pencil." Just go buy another as Apple laughs all the way to the bank. Who has never dropped a pencil or had it squeezed/crushed against the myriad of other things one carries with a pencil? Pencils fall out of bags and get dropped all the time. And so will Apple Pencil. But hey, this one is no cheap pencil. And Apple knows it. Unless you are careful, and I mean real careful, don't waste your money, because you will be throwing good money after bad until Apple wisens up to what it is doing.

    73 of 88 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Artistic Stylus

    I've used a few styluses, and this one is by far the most precise and easy to use. It is also extremely easy to use it as a writing utility with apps like Notability.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow. Best Writing device by far.

    I have owned quite a few pens for the iPad Air 2 - last ohne was the Evernote Jot Script. The Apple Pencil together with the iPad Pro beats them all by far:

    - no smearing, no matter the wrist position: only what I actually write finds its way on the page. Amazing.
    - no lag, it's like writing on a piece of paper
    - always on and super responsive, right away
    - soft tip, minimizes the amount of clicking (that was really annoying with the Jot Script)

    Maybe it's just the combination with Goodnotes but this is an amazing product. Couldn't be happier!!!

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No pencil tip replacements

    Very disappointed in Apple for releasing a product that you cant buy replacement tips for. Just got it less than a month ago and am using the spare replacement tip that was included in the box, the first one only lasted 2 weeks. Apple says they don't sell replacement tips at this time so my options are to purchase a new pencil. Who can afford to do this every couple months?

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It just works

    So precise it gets out of the way and feels like a normal pencil. I love it!

    5 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I really enjoy Apple Pencil

    I am no artist. Don't really know why I purchased the Apple Pencil, but I am really enjoying it! I am mostly using it to take notes and some sketches here and there.
    Its such an awesome tool. Feels like an actual pencil or pen. Its so precise, I love it.
    I actually feel like I am touching the pixels on iPad Pro! I would recommend this tool to any artist of coarse but also college students who want to do some note taking,

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better Than I thought!!

    I had purchased the iPad Pro and have been very pleased. But after finally receiving the pencil I can say the combination of the two is brilliant. I serve on a board of directors and have been using the Pro & pencil as I note taker, information center and when needed a presentation tool. I'm retired now but wish these devices would have been available to me back then - as there is obvious productivity gain.

    My only complaint was with the 3 weeks waiting on the pencils delivery.

    Apple you made a pencil tool & ipad I use everyday. My PC is left unopened on my desk.......

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    The only negative thing to have to say about the pencil, is the price. It is a lot of money.

    But apart from that. The pencil, is amazing. I've only used it on paper at the moment, and I works like a charm. It's a lot better then the 53 pencil, but I still like it.

    If your willing to invest in this product, do it. Or, test it them buy it.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the wait!

    I ordered mine online on 12/22 knowing it was gonna have to wait 4-5 weeks for delivery. Fast forward to Tuesday 1/19, still waiting on shipment, I noticed a store has one in stock. Me being the impatient person I am, I cancelled my online order and drove 2 hours to pick one up in store. The Apple Pencil along with the iPad Pro is a Godsend. I have been using Wacom products for 4 years and swore if Apple ever came out with their own digital art tablet, I'd swipe it up. Hands down, it blows my old Wacom Cintiq 13 HD out of the water. Paired with AstroPad app, I can run full Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator over WiFi so I'm not stuck to a desktop. Long story short, buy it, if you have to wait, WAIT!

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very accurate-- no lag

    Very nice stylus. I've used many and this is hands down the most precise and best performing stylus for the IPad. As far as I can tell, it doesn't magnetically adhere to the iPad Pro or case, so carrying it can be a little clumsy. It is also longer than a typical pen or stylus. I haven't written on paper at all in the 3 weeks I've had this bad boy! Well done, Apple!

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Magical

    I am a medical student and was using iPad air 2 with a normal fabric stylus and recently switched to iPad pro and Apple Pencil. It is amazing how much better my note taking is because I can actually write like I would with a pencil. Apple Pencil lets me write, draw out concepts, highlight, and so much more I never thought possible with a stylus. I love how it actually feels like a real pencil, which is something I have looked for for years in a stylus before but could never find. I find myself drawing a lot more as well because of the functionality of the pencil, which has actually helped me learn and understand some of the tough concepts in medical school. All in all, it is more than worth the investment if you use your iPad Pro and Pencil a lot, whether for notes or drawing. Easily, this is the best stylus on the market.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    IPad Pencil Great Tool

    I got my gold iPad Pro a month ago and the pencil and keyboard a few weeks later. I love the pencil. It is easier to use to select icons than using fingers. It keeps smudges off the screen and is just handy to use. I'm sure I'll find it useful for other things as well but right now, it extends my reach to select icons and then select items. Great design.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What I've been waiting for!

    I'm a visual person and draw a lot of diagrams, concepts and ideas. With Apple pencil and iPad pro I have been doing a lot more of this than ever before. I don't use my Cintique or Livescribe pen anymore!

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect

    I bought the iPad pro when it came out in the uk but did not buy the pencil as it was not available to take away at that time. I have now purchased it approx 2mnths later and find it a perfect accessory for the pro. Although it is designed for the pro I personally think if it worked with the iPhone as well and other iPads it would be perfect.

    32 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Stylus

    This is the best stylus available. I have a Microsoft Surface Pro. I also modified my iPad Air to work with a stylus on PDFs. The Apple Pencil works much better than the MS stylus or what I did with my iPad Air in terms of ease of writing and control of what is drawn. Your line goes exactly where you place the tip, and you can rest your hand completely on the screen. You can't do either on the MS Surface Pro. You can write on Notes as fast and as easily as you can on a piece of paper. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is that the programs you can use it on are limited, especially if you want to work on documents and not draw. It works on Notes but not on Pages. On Notes, your creation acts like a JPEG when you save it. You can't write over pictures or mix little sketches or draw lines easily with typed text. If you put a picture in Notes, you cannot adjust its size or manipulate it like you can on pages. You also cannot easily name and save in specific places Notes that you make. The Apple Pencil would be perfect if you could use it on a Pages document to write over pictures or make sketches or annotations on text pages, but this is not available now, and I don't know if it ever will be. So if you are an artist, great. If you are a student, save your money and stick with the iPad Air for now. You can get a stylus which acts like your finger on the iPad Air, and it is much more accurate, although you have to keep your hand off the screen as you have to do on an MS Surface Pro.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb to use but missing practical features

    The sensitivity to pressure and tilt angle, the weight, balance, diameter and fine point of this pencil all add up to something that feels superb in your hand and can produce some amazingly beautiful marks.

    However:
    I had to wait several weeks for it to arrive after my iPad Pro got here.
    There is no storage in the pencil for the two extra parts which means the box has to go with me everywhere.
    There is nowhere to attach the pencil to the iPad except the rather laughable charging position - hence more use of the box.
    Those of us used to Wacom tablets find ourselves instinctively up-ending it to use the rubber on the other end - only there isn't one..
    It questions my intelligence by telling me it is a pencil on the silver band at the top.

    Having said that, I feel I never want to use anything else. I just hope the replacement tips don't turn out to be needed too often or are too costly. I love my pencil but don't want to have to pay rent on it!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible lag time.

    Got mine today & am very disappointed. Overrated.

    22 of 66 people found this useful