• 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.

  • 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

    24 of 28 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.

    2 of 3 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.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE THE PENCIL BUT PLEASE ADD FEATURE

    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.

    20 of 23 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.

    22 of 23 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.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stylus Redesign

    I was given the Apple stylus for my birthday and I was so excited. After using, it I felt that it was too cumbersome to store. It’s too big and clumsy . I wish it would have a clip so that I could pin it on my cover of my iPad or shorter. The tip fell off and I lost it so it cannot be used now.

    I also found out that I had to recharged it. It was too troublesome to use, I had to revert to my cheap $4 stylus. It is not even compatible to my bamboo app. It’s sad. It was an expansive gift but not too usable.

    Please improve the pen.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gone through 2 pencils in a year

    The first pencil I bought died within 6 months, got it replaced and the replacement has died as well. It's out of warranty now and I'm upset that I would have to pay full price to fix something that is Apple's defect. You're better off buying a non-apple stylus

    43 of 46 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Niche product over priced Bad design

    I normally believe that Apple makes some of the best designed products. The Apple Pencil however in my opinion has taken over the lead from the Apple keyboard. The pencils Cap be lost very easily. There is no doubt that you will have close calls with the Cap knocked off and you have to go looking for it. In order to stop the pencil from draining battery you have to turn off the Bluetooth on your iPad which causes you to not have access to other Bluetooth devices. If you listen to your headphones the Apple Pencil will link up and start draining your battery.
    The most egregious design flaw is the charger. It is a rectangular piece of plastic that costs approximately $10 (thats is a super markup) is used to make the pencil draw a charge from a cable.

    If you’re feeling brave you can take the cap off and stick the pencil into the iPad’s charging port at the botoom. This creates a very dangerous situation as any vertical movement can cause either the charging ports to get damaged on the pencils outlet to be damaged.

    Here is what I recommend
    Go to the Apple Store and holding Apple Pencil ask the store clerk to show you how the Apple Pencil is charged on the iPad. Take note of the fact there is no magnetic mount. Too big for your pocket. Using other accessories with the Apple Pencil and Bluetooth is not going to be a good idea as you start having battery drain. If you don’t charge the Apple Pencil, runs out of battery the battery might get damaged and you will be out of luck and will have a $100 probably cost $15 to manufacture. Replacement 70 to 100 bucks.

    The lesson I have learned for the day is that just because a company makes one high-quality product does not imply that the rest of the products match that scale.

    32 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it.

    I use it for school note taking and sketching. No problems and I have had it for about 8 months.There are sleeves and accessories for it on amazon so there really was no unsolvable problem such as charging, cases, sleeves, etc. Precision is amazing and there is a wide variety of apps specifically designed to be used with it. The nibs start to wear in about 3 months of constant use if you're not a barbarian. Replaced my school notebooks and pens. Absolutely love how convenient it is. I just keep it in a small pencil pouch I got from a Tokyo Discount next to my house.

    30 of 55 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Short battery life and poor writing feel , miles away from the Surface pen

    I am a long-term user of both Apple product and Microsoft surface line (I own the surface 3, surface book 13 inch and a new surface book 15 inch). The current apple pencil is nowhere near the performance of the Surface pen comes with the Surface tablet/laptop line. The battery life with the apple pencil is so short that you will frequently face the situation of picking up the apple pen to write down some important notes, but finding out it is out of juicy. The other major issue is the tip made of a solid plastic, and there is no damping. Writing on the glass surface of an ipad/pro is like striking a glassy surface with a glass stick, not only making a lot of noise while writing, but also the writing experience is so awkward compared with the smooth, well-damped tip design of the surface pen which resembles the feeling of writing on a piece of paper so well. I see plenty of comments saying how much people love the precise drawing experience, and I have no intention of arguing against all the personal experiences. But if you have indeed compared the apple pencil and the surface pen side-by-side, as I am doing this every single day, then the apple pencil has a long way to catch teh refinement of the surface pen.
    Something for Apple to consider, maybe things could be getting better in the next version of the apple pencil. I hope!

    23 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Use it or lose it

    Left my apple pencil in my desk for a month. Now it is completely useless. Must be a battery issue but no warranty so I'm out of luck. If this issue is ever fixed I would be first in line to buy another one though, I loved it so much. I used it to draw pictures, create logos, and draw up engineering specs. It was amazing. Key word.. WAS.

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Built to fail

    Used to work great. The design however is very inconvenient; rolls off the table, small charging parts that can be easily lost, horrible battery life. Those things I could maybe forgive. But I noticed my tip had a hole in it. Maybe it was always there and I didn't notice it. No problem right? I pull out the pencil to see if it has a hole and of course it doesn't. Whatever, I probably wore it down a little. As I go to switch out, I look inside the new tip and see a hole from the inside. THESE PENCILS ARE BUILT TO FAIL. After too much use, the hole makes it's way to the outside and you have to buy new tips. Except Apple doesn't sell the tips, you would have to buy a whole new pencil. At this point I'm done with Apple. If I hadn't spent so much money on their products, I'd switch and I'd happily replace everything I've purchased from them. Buyer beware.

    33 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery not working

    I purchased this 1.5 years ago, didnt use it for last 7-8 months, and the battery is not working at all !
    Its not charging now, stuck at 3%.
    Later on realised many ppl have faced this issue, I wonder why a product with this kind of issue is launched.
    No help from customer care since its couple of months over the warranty period now, so lying around as a waste now.
    Spent a 100$ on this, its costly and not worth it with the battery issue.

    32 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just because it's Apple

    Advertising is fantastic, it glorifies the things we want and have to have right here and now. The Apple pencil is a prime example and I would love it if the script writers were to take all the true one star reports about the limited battery life, the poor shape, the small easily misplaced pieces and the silence from the Apple support team and put that into an advertising blog..... There is clearly no defence here from Apple and having owned 2 of these before quickly selling, I can relate to the mayority of negative reports as the pencil for £89.00 STG is a waste. But we all know we have only ourselves to blame for followng the herd and Shepard. We are blinded by brand and we pay for the brand. And this is also why Apple will NOT let any other manufacturers desisna a sellable working stylus that takes into consideration the thoughts of the Apple community that spends BILLIONS on APPLE products. I wonder what V.2 is going to promise us at the next key note with blinding PR and you really can't live without this etc etc. As many people have stated, Wait, be patient and see the truth behind the mirror shows us.

    26 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    pretty awesome! but...

    This thing is obviously great for note taking...

    BUT lets talk about the big but... There is a big missing functionality with gestures. Why no ability to swipe up to change apps? At least if the user is capable of understanding the settings and able to change it and allow the function to exist with the pencil. I was able to do this with third party device, but not this one... this would make it so quick to switch between apps and improve multitasking, for students and professionals.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great device but poor design

    I have had my pencil for 2 days and the cap has already fallen off, for such an expensive device you would not expect this.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WARNING BEFORE BUYING PENCIL

    When I first received the pencil it worked just fine, amazing actually. The pencil is perfect for artist and writes smoothly. However, YOU MUST KEEP PENCIL CHARGED! If left unused for about more than a month, the Apple Pencil’s battery will die and if your warranty has passed you will be out of luck. For a $100 this pencil should last years but this is not the case. I now have a $100 stick that does nothing and MANY others have this problem. This Apple Pencil is a SCAM just to get your money and make you pay for something that doesn’t do what is promised.Once again if you decide to get this pencil remember to continuously keep pencil charged so battery does not die forever.

    59 of 65 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great as long as it is charged

    I am disappointed with my apple pen because of the battery lifetime. I is always running low on battery and I have to charge it very frequently. I have expected more from a product that is very well paid, if you compare with other in the market. OK, the product works well with the iPad Pro, but the short battery life is annoying.
    I hope I find another option in the market soon and will try it to see, if I can subtitute his one from apple ...
    Another issue is the form of the pencil. As the name says, it is round and as such rolls around my table. There is also no “attaching” device to secure the pensil elsewhere. It is for me a puzzle that a company like apple develops a (supposed to be) high tech product, with the physical performance of a pencil of the 18th century (round, slips everywhere, no covers, noc clips, no nothing).
    Actually, Apple should be thankful for this candid review, as most of its customers seem to be so locked in, that they fail on sound judgment, starting to accept everything Apple offers, without critical mass ...
    Hope this helps. Next time I will ask for compensation, as you do, when you enter an Apple store ...
    Tks

    22 of 26 people found this useful