Apple Pencil

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What’s in the Box

Apple Pencil, Lightning adapter and extra tip

  • Overview

    Apple Pencil expands the power of iPad Pro and iPad (6th generation) and opens up new creative possibilities. It’s sensitive to pressure and tilt so you can easily vary line weight, create subtle shading and produce a wide range of artistic effects — just like a conventional pencil, but with pixel-perfect precision.

    What’s in the Box

    Apple Pencil

    Lightning adapter

    Extra tip

    Tech Specs

    Dimensions

    Length: 175.7 mm (6.92 inches) measured from tip to cap

    Diameter: 8.9 mm (0.35 inches)

    Weight: 20.7 grams (0.73 ounces)

    Connections

    Bluetooth

    Lightning connector

    Other Features

    Magnetically attached cap

  • 3.5 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      REALLY. Still no replacement tips!

      Yes this is the best stylus ever made, no doubt about it. But having no ability to replace a seven cents piece of plastic at the end of the stylus is more than Yes this is the best stylus ever made, no doubt about it. But having no ability to replace a seven cents piece of plastic at the end of the stylus is more than just a little frustrating. I love my new iPad Pro, but for me without the pencil it is not one stitch more useful than my three-year-old iPad. I bought the pencil, which wasn't easy as everyone will remember, but now having lost one tip, and gone through the other, I have $1400 worth of technology that is next to useless because I cannot buy a new tip, which would likely be seven cents worth of material, which I would still happily buy for Apples hugh markup... $10????... If replacement TIPS WERE ONLY AVAILABLE... This so atypical for Apple.... it just makes me sick with frustration! Please Apple..MARKET REPLACEMENT PARTS FOR THIS OR ALLOW OTHERS TO DO IT!!! I have spent too much time and money on your products to be treated so poorly.

      • Written by Danah C from Calgary

      7998 of 9081 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?REALLY. Still no replacement tips!

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      It's sketchy...but don't DARE drop it.

      I love the way the pencil works as a drawing tool and it's as good if not better than any Wacom product (5 stars for that). When you bear down it can get confus I love the way the pencil works as a drawing tool and it's as good if not better than any Wacom product (5 stars for that). When you bear down it can get confused and flash it's edge shading tool. I got mine in 3 weeks. The cylindrical industrial design promotes breakage as every other #2 pencil in the world is faceted so as not to roll off a desk. No eraser as on Wacom and 53. Lots of changing tools. Mine fell from my pants pocket to the ground (3 feet) and the tip bent and it would not draw properly. I changed the tip and now it works better, but still has sensing issues. Dropping a computer is a rarity, but dropping a pencil is pretty commonplace. Seems too precious for long term everyday use. How can you reinvent a 99 cent pencil into a $99. pencil and have it be this fragile? (2 star deduction.) It falls nose down with all the electronics inside so I was toast. It's also about an inch longer than the average pen so it seems awkward in a shirt pocket, thus flipping out of my side pant pocket. Be careful not to lose the chicklet sized adapter that allows it it be charged by cord. No means of attaching it to the case. Samsung buried theirs in the device. When it works I love it and the software can only get better. Great pencil, just don't drop it..

      • Written by Edward a S from Los Angeles

      3486 of 3774 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?It's sketchy...but don't DARE drop it.

    • 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 alterna 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.

      • Written by Richard B from Mount Airy

      2500 of 2881 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Could be much better

    • 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 approximat 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

      • Written by Karl J from ortonville

      18 of 21 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Second Apple Pencil Both died in 6months. Apple should share this info.

    • 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 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.

      • Written by 枫 谢 from 100176

      1 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?could be better

    • 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 - th 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.

      • Written by Melker A from Stockholm

      9 of 11 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Need customisable side button(s)! Make a "Pro Pen"?

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