• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dont buy to use with iPad pro

    Unless you like going back and forth from pencil to finger skip this wonderful pencil which used to work beautifully
    Now it can no longer
    Pull the dock
    Split a screen
    Or most importantly edit in pages
    The latest updates turn it into a toy instead of a working tool
    Ironically I can pull up the dock in a free third party app but not the Apple dock
    Not being able to use the pencil is pages is horrible and renders it useless

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it!

    Got this (pencil) as a gift. Didn’t last 6 months, the battery won’t charge anymore & you have to keep up with little parts (cap, lightening charger). It is cool when it worked but that wasn’t long. For $100.00 I would expect more. Feeling ripped off & I wasn’t the one that bought it.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best stylus ever!

    I've had my pencil for about 9 months now. I'm in grad school and use my pencil basically everyday for hours at a time. It's amazing and makes note-taking so much easier! I have not had to replace the tip of my pencil yet (the second one that comes with it is still in the package). The only thing I notice is that the tip sometimes gets a little loose when I have been using the pencil >3 hours. Not a big deal- I just tighten it. I highly recommend this pencil for students!

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil

    Swings and roundabouts for this pencil for me. The weight and feel have quality but there are some issues. The nib slips on the iPad surface so drawing is not easy to control. It doesn't have the resistance of a pencil or pen on paper so writing and drawing take practice. There's also a slight lag between movement and the appearance of lines but, again, you do get reasonably used to that.

    Where it seems to show lack of design development is at charging time. You can't charge your iPad and the pencil at the same time so if both need charging, work grinds to a halt. Which is not uncommon as the iPad eats juice when you are drawing or writing. And, of course, if the pencil dies, it's coffee time again waiting for it to charge as you can't work and charge at the same time.

    After all that, should it be mentioned that there's no pencil holder with the iPad Pro Apple case so you need to use chewing gum to keep them together. Or a third party one where someone has taken the trouble to think these things through.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Perfect Stylus

    I have been using Apple Pencil for 4 months now, and its incredible. The palm rejection, its precision, the thickness, and ease of charging it, the Apple Pencil is the best Apple accessory ever made.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best stylus for the iPad.

    I’ve had a lot of styli in the past. Including the cheap eraser type and some others from adonit. This is by far my favorite. No complaints from me. Though I do wish it had some kind of optional cap to protect the tip.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Years ago, my first tablet was Samsung Note which had a stylus built in. After giving it to my son when I got the iPad Air2, I found myself really missing the Note solely because I used it for writing monthly budgets. I purchased an Adonis stylus to use with the Air2 along with Noteshelf app only to be frustrated every time my palm resting on display while writing left marks. Having recently purchased the iPad Pro, I decided I would give the Apple Pencil a shot. Needless to say, this is by far the BEST stylus I have ever experienced. Handwriting is spot on and there are palm recognition is great—no marks at all!! It is weighted so it feels good in your hand. I highly recommend the Apple Pencil. I did purchase a protective hard case for it through Wish app so I could carry it my purse without fear of it being damaged.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best stylist EVER!!

    It took me about 2 minutes to get acclimated to how the pencil and iPad work together. The pencil is absolutely amazing!! I love how natural it feels and that I can rest my hand on the iPad as I am writing.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Disappointed

    I have not even used the pencil and I have already lost the stupid cap when plugging it in to charge.

    14 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don’t Believe Any Haters

    Best stylus ever made, hand down. The reactivity and capability are unparalleled. I dare you to find a better stylus.

    9 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great but is a royal pain to own

    I bought the Pencil to work with my iPad Pro.

    It is without a doubt the most “un-Apple” product I’ve ever bought from Apple.
    The ability to turn the pencil upside down and use as an eraser - the most natural, intuitive thing in the world - is prevented - becuase the eraser end is where the charging/paring plug is. It is concealed under a very easy to lose cap. Every time you want to charge the pencil - you are going to have to remove and keep track of the cap.

    And to connect it the charger, you need to have with you the little female-female adapter that is provided with the pencil. So it’s fish the adaptor out, connect it to the wall charger cable. There is no indicator on the pencil itself as to state of charge.

    So after leaving it charging for a while, you have to disconnect it, store the tiny adaptor in a place you can find it later and then replace the connector cap on the pencil.

    Did I mention you have to keep track of all these tiny parts for the pencil to work?

    The pencil works fine but gosh, the total ownership experience at this price point is a head scratcher - and you would have an expectation of a better user experience than this from Apple.

    If you have to get it go ahead - but if possible wait for a version 2 to see if any of this needless busy work is eliminated.

    35 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs improvements.

    Overall, I'm undecided on how I feel about the ipad pro+apple pencil. For reference, I had a samsung galaxy note 10.1 2014 edition before it broke, and it was way ahead of its time in terms of stylus use. I switched to apple because I've had the least amount of laggy interface issues/crashes with ios vs android or windows.
    The good: I'm a student but also an artist, so the surface pro and pencil weren't precise enough for me. There are some really great apps that take advantage of palm-blocking and can customize the pressure curve when drawing. It's a well-balanced piece of hardware and good for note-taking.I liked the S-pen except for how tiny it was. I have small hands and it was still pretty uncomfortable.
    The meh:
    -Bluetooth connectivity seems to be the standard for these kinds of styli, but it'd be much better to follow in the s-pen's footsteps and have a stylus that doesn't need to be charged separately. You can't use the apple pencil while it's charging even if it's attached to an outlet, but the S-pen draws power wireless from the tablet so yeah, potentially shorter battery life, but outlets are EVERYWHERE and the iPad's battery charges really efficiently.
    -It also doesn't attach to the ipad so you'll need to find a case to hold the pencil and its tiny bits (the cap and llightning-to-lightning adapter). So yeah, don't lose it.
    -lack of eraser. It's called a pencil. It should have an eraser.
    The bad: Price and durability have long been sore spots for pencil users.
    -I got mine as a refurb which doesn't make a difference really. Apple needs to offer protection on these things because the material they're made of is super bad at shock absorption. Luckily I've dropped mine maybe once, but it's too slippery and brittle.
    -I've seen a lot of complaints about the battery too, and if apple had a good replacement policy, that'd be one thing, but there's no way to replace the battery so you have to get a new one. If you're lucky, you can get it replaced for free, but otherwise, you pay full price again.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would not recommend buying

    For $100 I would expect this pencil to last longer then 8 months. The pencil already gave out on me, will no longer connect and battery life is not 12 hours. I did go through all recommended trouble shoot option and chatted with multiple representatives and nothing worked. Not worth what they charge! Very disappointed in this Apple product

    51 of 55 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil for iPad Pro

    I purchased the iPad Pro and purchased the pen as a natural companion. A few weeks on ... the pen just isn't practical and there are limited daily uses ... buyers regret yes! iPad awesome - 5 stars. Pen - 2 stars.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful battery life. This has planned obsolescence written all over it.

    Only used it a few times, after a few months not having used it, won't charge anymore. Seems the battery is dead. No replacement possible. The only solution is to buy a new one (?????).

    I'm not taking part in this planned obsolescence. No more Apple pencil. At least with the phones, batteries can get replaced.
    But the pencil feels like a big middle finger slapped straight on your face with a big "Thank you for the money" from apple followed by "thanks for buying another one".

    Thanks for the offer though. Really. Not.

    55 of 60 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil Will not charge if left unused for extended period

    I purchased the apple pencil with my ipad pro back in 2016. I only used it a few times, and then it sat idle for a year or so. When I tried to use it again, it will not accept a charge, I have tried charging from the ipad, my iMac, and the wall charger, none will charge the device. I am amazed that a device I used less than 10 times is now dead because it will not take a charge. Poor design is putting it nicely. Avoid this product at all costs.

    48 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Add to find my iPhone

    The pencil is great, I love it. I don’t use my Pro without it. I would love it you all at apple would add this to the find my iPhone app. I had one and it was lost or stolen. I would love to replace it, but I’m too afraid to lose it again. That would greatly improve the entire experience of the pencil. Thx.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pen is great at the beginning but stop working if you don't use it...

    When I first buy the pen, I was really glad with it, I bought it same time with my ipad pro and I tried it for few things and I was happy. But then, I got busy with some others projects and I didn't have the time to use it again to draw or for journaling, so it's stayed in my ipad cover.
    But last month, I had the time to finally use it, and what was my surprise to see that the pen was not working anymore... I reset, checked online etc, seems to be a problem with the pen a lot of people are complaining about, some apple store changed it for free, because they know about this problem.
    I went to dubai store, they just tell me that yes it's not working and I can buy a new one, as mine was out of warranty, and then I tried in San Francisco, same answers. So I am really disappointed with my really expensive stick that I cannot use. What a shame

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil cap solved - ink thickness

    Everyone is complaining about the cap being lost and the pencil rolling away, well this nifty gadget works wonders, I don’t even use the cap anymore as I have a silicone cover now. And using this gadget doesn’t allow your pencil to roll away.

    Search this on ali express
    Stylish Silicone Protective Anti-Lost Cap Cover Sleeve For Apple Pencil iPad Pro

    And my only complaint is when I go to mark up documents the ink is way too thick, not sure why there isn’t more options.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very very retared indeed and years behind the pen for Samsung pro note 2014

    What a nightmare, it’s the year 2018 and the Samsung note pro 2014!

    Yes, I have an owner of both! I bought the Samsung note pro 2014 because it has a pen 4 years ago, Finally 4 years later Apple finally gets a pen but it is so rubbish IN COMPARISON! Here’s why.

    1) it is ridiculously and unaturally large with uneven weight distribution at the end. It it a super long clumsy pen that does n
    2)it’s super slippy not just to hold this giant clumsy design but also to write with
    3) noisy! Yes because hard plastic to screen makes writing unnatural slippy, it sounds like a bird pecking at your screen
    4) you have to charge it!!! Really ??? This will drive you nuts
    5) you have to keep connecting it, yes they promise you you only have to do it once but of course this is just lies, trust me it will wind you up!
    6) it’s a hundred pounds!!!! Omg they have the nerves to charge a hundred pounds for it.
    7) you will constantly worry you will lose the stupid lid and connectors and a some point the pen as there is now to attach it to the pad.
    8) you won’t use it because it’s so much stress and hassle, and ugly and clumsy.
    9) after all that it does not even write no where as well as the pen for the Samsung note pro, I promise you
    10) you will resent paying for a pen that is such ridiculously high maintenance that doesn’t even perform as well as the competitors
    11) Mean options for writing, you can’t thicken or make thin the the ink when writing, maybe you can if you buy a third party app but why all this complication ?
    Apple buy Samsung’s patents or stop listening to the person that designed this pen because it’s trully naff. Go get a Samsung pro note and ask yourself why does your pen work like that...? No need to charge it, connect it, or even buy it!! It not noisy, such a lovely pen to pad feel, very slight tip maybe that makes it really feel you are writing on paper. Come on Apple you have had 4 years to get up to Samsung’s standards with regards to pen technology. ( as well as other stuff) I know this might be hard for Apple fans but it’s true, and a true Apple fan demands that they catch up on technology that has been out the for years in stead of selling naff pens for a 100 quid

    32 of 50 people found this useful