How long should one of these tips last?

I have used my pencil approx. a total of 3 hours and already had to replace the tip. I thought something was wrong with my Apple Pencil because it wasn't working at all on a full charge. Put the new tip on and now it works. What causes the tip not to work anymore? Seems like I should have gotten more than 3 hours out of a tip.

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    I've had my iPad Pro since March 2016. As I write in this response in January 2017, I've yet to replace a tip. I use the pencil daily for about and hour at a time mostly for typing and navigating. Ocassionally I use it to scratch my back.

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  • It lasts a lot longer than three hours. I've been using mine every day for three weeks and it still seems like new. I suspect it stopped working because it had become a little unscrewed. Mine appeared to work only intermittently for a while and then I realised that it worked 100% after I screwed it in properly. It wasn't obvious it had become a little unscrewed. I suspect your new tip appeared to work because, on changing tip, you screwed the new one in tight. Try changing back to the "old" one and I'm sure you will find it works just fine.

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