• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Be careful before u buy apple pencil, Big battery issue

    Bought 2 when it was first launched. One was use and another was kept as spare. After quite sometime, the spare apple pencil simple wont charge and hold charges anymore. This is a very serious production/battery issue, where there is no warranty from apple for replacement or repair of such defect. To me if apple is not gonna take responsibility on this issue, at least have the courtesy to warn us to keep the apple pencil always charge or risk losing it. It just not fair from apple that they are turning a blind eye to this issue.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It a beautiful and good pencil but...

    Keep in mind it makes tapping noises when you write and draw on the iPad 6 (2018) other than that its a good pencil charge fast and great to draw.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    Use this all the time for note taking as a student. It works great, and feels like you're writing with a pen/pencil on paper! The charge lasts a long time, and if you're low on power, it does charge up very quickly. One thing that would be amazing would be having the ability to erase without having to manually click on an eraser button on screen (perhaps integrate a button onto the pencil like other window pen's have).

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Digital Art/Input Tool of all time.

    There is simply nothing like the Apple Pencil for the artist/creator. Apple knocked it out of the park on the first try. As a digital artist/illustrator in the field for 20 years I’ve had no other input tool be more impactful. It changed the game for me. It’s been the first input tool that has allowed me to do the things I’ve always wanted in the digital space. With it’s analog feel, it’s excellently designed body/weight, it’s perfect length, and awesome angular tip architecture. The iPad was always born to be a creation tool, and Apple Pencil feels truly made for it. It feels unified in a deep way. It has the feel of a tool when you hold it. Only Apple can pull something off like this. I simply would be lost w/out Apple Pencil. We are lucky Apple made it. Because iPad Pro and IOS are the best platform for the Artist/Creator. This is something I asked for since 2010- I have to thank the teams for just getting it so right. Truly changed the game for me. I’ve been using it since 2015 and have no complaints, every time I pick it up to go in for work I know I’m going to have a blast. Couldn’t go without it. THANK YOU!

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this - BUT the cap is rubbish

    The Apple Pencil has changed my life. I use it every day with my 12.9" iPad Pro. It is very responsive and works like you are writing on paper. All my work notes are done effortlessly.

    The thing that is so so wrong is the cap. Well, I have lost it anyway. I bought replacements which also have got lost. I now have a thing I found on Amazon which is a cap which is attached to a band around the pencil. Does the trick but does not look great but at least protects the connector.

    Apple - the device is amazing but the cap is a poor design. (Hence one star lost)

    I am a loyal Apple customer with a MacBook Pro, iPad Pro 12.9" and iPad Pro 9.7" so I am being constructive.

    And, if you want to send me a new cap for free I would be very happy!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    And I'd add: It's slippery

    In addition to most cons to which I agree with (lack of functions, pricy, low battery performance, etc.), I'd add the pencil slips out of your grip easily especially when trying to apply higher pressure on the screen. Yes - the very shinny surface looks good, but a grainier finish or another material would have been more than welcome on the grip area. I added masking tape and sometimes I add rubber bands.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Outdated and needs eraser

    In 2018 for it to not have an eraser is sad, Bluetooth drains battery way too fast, recharging is slow, and no tips to buy form anywhere

    48 of 62 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    I bought this along with 6th Gen iPad to eliminate the use of paper, and I wished I hadn't bothered. It is very expensive to buy, the cap is very easy to lose, and is $20 to replace.
    Battery life is very poor but it does charge quickly. I also have to keep plugging mine into my iPad to "renew" the connection, otherwise it doesn't work if you haven't used it for a day or two.
    As others have mentioned, it is too long, has no standard pocket clip and no convenient way to attach to iPad. Also, why can't it have an eraser on the other end the same the Microsoft one?

    I am going to try and sell mine and buy another brand instead

    35 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    And it's still working!!!

    I was pulling some clothes out of the wash, and spotted something shocking. I had somehow scooped up my red leather pencil case along with my dirty cloths and plopped it all into the wash.

    I dreaded opening up the case to see what I found. Inside was my precious handcrafted wooden-barrelled pen from Italy, along with my Apple pencil - now sparkling(!) white. Not a drop of ink from the pen had spilled anywhere!

    The bigger question was the Apple pencil. I pulled off the charger end - brilliantly clean now - and then plugged it into my iPad. Nothing. Then I disconnected the pencil from my iPad and gave my pen some time to see if it would charge. It took a while before the notice came up asking to be paired. I hit yes, and the battery showed 2%. Hmmm... will it even charge?

    And yes! Within moments it was at 29% and as I write this it is now at 61%. I tested it on my GoodNotes app - and it works!

    Fabulous. Fabulous.
    But thank goodness I had it in a case!

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil too heavy and too long. PUTS STRAIN ON MY UPPER ARM

    Cannot use this for more than a minute as it puts terrible stress on my arm. Why can’t it be shorter as the weight could be managed better then.
    It charges well, nice and quick, but requires frequent charging.

    The main issue is the terrible weight. And the fact that it rolls everywhere when you put it down. I have some sort of repetitive strain injury now I upper arm.

    34 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don’t buy

    Extremely poor battery life. Why does it even need a battery?

    41 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery ceases to charge shockingly quickly

    We purchased two pencils and didn’t take them out of the package until months after purchase. Neither one would charge at all (tried various ways; even called Apple). Horrible rip off.

    46 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really? this call pen

    The pen is bulky and very expensive. Somehow Samsung designed pen fits in Mobile phone and Apple engineers can't even do that. Is apple loosing steam? See the mouse even you can't charge and use it. Very disappointed with Apple latest devices.

    29 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil

    I had no idea I could do so much with my Apple iPad Pro. I just watched the informational movies on how much and how simple I could use my iPad. I'm just wondering why the salesperson didn't tell me all this, I would have purchased the pencil too.

    15 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Second Apple Pencil Both died in 6months. Apple should share this info.

    I am currently on my second Apple Pencil. First pencil died after 7 to 8 months of use. Writer Bought a second Apple Pencil. It completely died after approximately 6 to 7 months of use. Apple should advertise that the lifespan of their pencils are only 6 to 7 months this is unacceptable I would’ve never purchased product for $100 if I only knew I’d get to use it for six months called Apple they are On able to help me over the phone. Have to take three hours out of my day to drive to Apple store 45 minutes away for a pencil that does not work very poor planning very poor engineering who tested these pencils and what is the lifespan please share this information in the future with people before they make purchasing decisions this Apple Pencil was not made for use or long-term very cheap

    104 of 114 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    could be better

    I personally think it’s a good product. However it could have been a better product. Two points I think could be improved. First is that, it’s a bit annoying to switch to eraser everytime I made a misttake, it should have an eraser function at its tail part then I can erase things as easy as turn the pencil upside down. Second is that I think it need a On/off button that I can switch it on my own, cuz if I put it with the iPad case or in my bag it means that it keeps awake and keeps wasting electricity. My English is not as good as native speaker so I don’t know if I am expressing my points clearly.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Need customisable side button(s)! Make a "Pro Pen"?

    I know Apple thinks Simplicity is better (no buttons) but as a digital artist I would really want 1-2 extra side buttons like the Wacom or Surface pro pens - that can be customisable in different apps.

    I really want to use the side button to use the eye dropper tool - makes drawing so much faster.

    I have also heard that the full Photoshop is in the making for the iPad - so having customiable buttons on the pen would allow me to fulfill the professional worksflow I had with my Wacom pen.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Please add a way to track or lock Apple Pencil to your iPad. My pencil was stolen and I could not track it nor could I verify if someone else was using it. I saw someone using Apple Pencil in the same location where I last used it, but could not go up to the person and accuse them of stealing since there is no practical way of identifying ownership of the Pencil. I was a little annoyed that I had to buy a new pencil.

    55 of 61 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well, but life expectancy is way too short

    I used my apple pencil without an issue for almost a year. Then I didn't use it for about 6 weeks. The battery drained during that time. When I tried to charge it, the charging symbol would appear, but it would not accept a charge. The battery is not replaceable in this product. I took it to an Apple store, and they offered a replacement for $79.99 (it was out of warranty by the time I took it to them). I declined. That's a lot of money for a non-serviceable product that failed in about a year.

    The tapping sound on the iPad screen is distracting, especially to others in meetings. I also found it inconvenient that it has no pocket clip. I used the pencil regularly to make notes and drawings when estimating jobs in the field. For this application, a pocket clip would be very helpful. It seems that Apple chose the sleek design over functionality. The tip is easily damages if the pencil is dropped. It seems foolish to me that Apple designed a product that charges via a ridiculously small lightning cable adapter that is easily lost. That should have been built into the cap. The other option is to plug it into the tablet's charging port, but this creates a risky situation of the plug on the pencil being damaged or broken if the pencil is bumped while it's plugged in.

    59 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT the best

    During recorded lectures- the tapping of this pen on the iPad disrupts my lectures. The tapping is very annoying- it is really disappointing- the use of loading Powerpoint to my iPad and being able to record and writing on the powerpoint pdf was so useful HOWEVER, the pen tapping from taking notes is recorded over the lectures and I am back to using my LIVESCRIBE for the better recordings.

    43 of 56 people found this useful