• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful idea, wonderful form. Wish it was reliable.

    The first few days I had the pencil, it was a wonder. It was the ideal stylus I needed for my academic needs. However, right off the bat I realized a few issues. I noticed that there was no efficient way to monitor the battery life of the pencil. And i want to make the note that I think the battery life itself is quite okay, unlike some other users of the pencil. But after about two weeks I noticed some changes for the worse. Suddenly it needed to be re-paired, frequently. In the middle of class every couple minutes or so I would need to plug the pencil in to have it work, and these are valuable seconds I'm losing in the middle of a lecture. And when I'm at home working on something like precalc, it's a little frustrating to have to pause and interrupt the algebraic process to re-pair the pencil, especially if I'm working with a concept I struggle with already. I really want this stylus to be all that it can, it was the perfect technological accessory at first. All in all, it would be sweet if Apple worked on refining the pencil and really making it into the ultimate tool for the ipad pro; into something that could truly enhance and progress the user's experience. It's a great idea, just pretty please make it work right? That would be awesome.

    52 of 57 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great when it works! Battery is Awful!!

    I purchased the iPad pro with this pen but the battery just drains even if I don't use it. I let it recharge for several hours thinking the next time I use it.. ready to go right?... Nope! Battery dead again! TOTALLY defeats the "handy note taking idea". Maybe for drawing it's ok but for business note taking, you'll find it super frustrating!!

    39 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I will return this pencil

    This is not a good buy, the battery doesn’t last long. And there is some lag in the note app when I try to write

    35 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad pencil dropping solution

    I love my Apple Pencil and would do anything to keep it safe. I use it fore my art work and designs. It needs to be able to stay between my fingers without slipping out or rolling off my pad or table or lap so, I buy this pinkish medical tape at the drug store and it is like a second skin. It is so great because it it literally non slip. Like frog skin. I have such dry fingers that most things slide out of my fingers. So I put it on my iPads and iPhone and pencils. They don’t roll off my iPads and my iPads or phone do not slide off my lap, even with my knees up. I put it on anything that will roll or slide off. Plus it is body oil proof and water proof. I can get it wet and wash it because I put it on my kitchen knife handles. It never comes off. It comes in 2 widths also. I hope this helps.

    78 of 84 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Probably the best writing instrument for an ipad, but can be better

    Best writing experience on ipad compared to a few other ipad writing instruments i have used earlier.
    Writing feel and response is very close to that on a real paper even when you are writing very fast.
    However it has its flaws.
    For starters you cannot see the battery level for the pencil on the home screen unless it is about to die off.
    You have to go to notifications every time to check the battery status which is inconvenient.
    Secondly you have to replace the pencil tip quite often, may be in less than a month (even without heavy usage) to get a smooth writing.
    considering you can almost get a montblanc pen for the price at which the apple pencil is being sold, i would have expected it to last for quite some time before i need to spend on the pencil tips again.
    Thirdly i have to plug the pencil into the ipad lightening port for about 3 or 5 sec to get it paired with the ipad every time i use it(when you are using it after a brief interval, let’s say an hour or so)
    3 or 5sec may not be a long time, but imagine if you are in the middle of a meeting and want to write down an urgent note of the meeting while your client is taking and you are plugging your pencil into the I pad and waiting for it to connect. That is awkward.
    I would have liked it to connect instantly as soon as my iPad screen is on.
    Last but not the least, you are most likely going to lose the small pencil cap sooner or later.
    It has a weak magnetic connection to hold the cap in place and can come off with the slightest of pull.
    I took my iPad & pencil to a meeting. I didnt even use my iPad and pencil during the meeting, but when I came back, the pencil cap was gone and my Apple pencil looks silly without the cap.

    36 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect stylus

    This is the best product one could buy for their iPad. You can buy replacement tips from apple but they last a really long time regardless.

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No battery idicator

    No Battery indicator, since I don’t use it often, i have to charge it before I can use. Also easy to lose the cap, have to buy a cap holder at Amazon, to keep the cap in place when I am charging it. also the little adoptor connect the charging head and the charger...... not a good design!!!!!

    26 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failure product

    Can’t charge, can’t repair. The genius said my pen didn’t work coz I haven’t use it for a long time. Is it a reason? Have they mentioned in the user menu? Really not recommend to buy this stuff, a totally failure product.

    65 of 75 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Come on Apple!

    Mostly everything you make is far above genius!
    So far, the Apple pen has been a disappointment in some ways.
    1) I prefer my cheapie stylus for most tasks. It fills in solidly and the pen doesn’t.
    2) The pen makes an irritating topping sound when used for keyboard tasks.
    3) My fear is that the pen will either “catch” or break both it and my iPad Pro if inadvertently it should fall while charging. Both devices would be in danger.
    4) The only way to check remaining battery life is with the iPad.

    I need an interchangeable stylus — one that is wider and more flexible.
    I need it to come with and extra charger so I can leave it plugged in to charge while using the iPad.

    You can do better.

    36 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I know I am not the only one

    I am a huge apple fan, but this product is such a mess. Rarely leave a feedback like this, but people MUST know that this product has serious issues. If you scroll down this page, you would notice people complain about pairing issue. Well, I had it too and got a return today. The lifespan is really short, seriously. Honestly, Apple must do something about this one.

    71 of 81 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead battery after long time no charge

    This product is excellent, except the battery of my pencil die after almost 6 months not charged. I tried to plug the Pencil to my iPad Pro but it doesn't charge, stuck at 3% battery.

    Don't know how to make a replacement, because I bought it at Apple Store in Guangzhou and I'm now living in Vietnam. Can't believe that Apple make such a product with this quality.

    54 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A dumb design ��!

    As with the not shatterproof glass back of the iPhone 4, the Apple Pencil 2 is an incredibly dumb design. I bought it for my iPad Pro. Why did you guys design it with a male connector on top? �������� It does not make any sense. A female connector with a small (flexible 2-3 inch male to male) cord would have been a much better solution. The existing data cable could also be used as an alternative. As it is now, having to stick the top of the pencil in the iPad connector, it is very prone to breaking/bending. And besides, the female to female adapter is very easy to lose.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    I love the new iPad Pro and am enjoying the pencil. However I do find that the pencil discharges quickly if left within a short distance of the iPad overnight. The alternative is to unpair it each time or put the two items a distance apart. This was an expensive item, which is fine if it is great, but design seems incomplete. I would like to be able to just pick it up and use it, but design omissions get in the way of that.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Still going strong!

    Simply put, the Pencil is great! I've had mine since they first came out to use alongside my iPad Pro (also when the Pro model was first released and it has been a game changer for how I work. I use it for when I need people to sign waivers at photoshoots I have in PDF format, no paper waste and easy fast signatures. I use it when doing drawing in Adobe Illustrator Draw, super smooth, clean and best of all my drawings are vector. Way way way better than any stylus I've ever used that connected to my computer to draw directly in Illustrator on my computer.

    I've read through the reviews and some many complainers out there. "I lost my cap, I lost the tip, it falls on the floor battery dies out." People need to be mindful of their possessions. I've literally traveled the world with this and never even came close to losing it or parts of it. Seriously HOW DO YOU LOSE THE TIP?! it's screwed in.

    Battery does die out from non-use but what doesn't, just plug it in and charge it for 5 minutes and you'll have enough juice for a few hours. "But I need it charged now!" No you don't, get over yourself, you're not that important. Plug it into the iPad and take a trip to the bathroom, reflect on a moment of the day, literally do anything for 5 minutes and you're good.

    Great job Apple, your Pencil is rad. I look forward to see how you improve this one and if you're on the fence about getting this. Get off it and buy one.

    63 of 81 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple Product I've Ever Bought

    I do not believe this product ever should have been released in its present, generally useless form. I have an iPadPro I bought three days ago running iOS 11. My pencil has to be re-paired every few minutes or it goes dead. I've spent more than six hours on the internet since I bought it three days ago and tried everything suggested by Apple and other sites. Battery is fully charged, tip is firmly screwed in. Nothing works. If this product had been included for free with the iPadPro, I would have thrown it away. As it cost $99, I'll be returning it tomorrow. I'd planned to buy an Apple keyboard for the iPad, but I no longer trust Apple accessories. I've been using Apple computers and accessories since 1981 and the Mac 128K. This is the first total fail I've come across.

    65 of 76 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it! It's perfect.

    I absolutely love my Apple Pencil. I bought one of the very first Apple Pencils available and am still using it. It still keeps a great charge and I use it a lot. It does come with an extra tip. I took out the extra tip today and compared it with the old one and I don't see any difference except for some discoloration from use and exposure to dirt in my backpack, etc. Speaking of which, it is super easy to just toss in my bag and go. No buttons to get broken. For my drawings, I don't need any buttons or indicators. The battery level is easy to check by swiping to the right from the home screen on the iPad. I still have the cap which is magnetic. I recommend finding the magnetic spots on the bezel of the iPad while charging. It'll stay put. I have compared other styluses and with the Apple Pencil, you don't need to move your head to find the center of the pencil tip or draw vertically to get it to draw in the center of the tip. This is the magic of the Apple Pencil. You won't be frustrated. BTW, I mostly use Procreate to draw. They have done a fantastic job of making the Apple Pencil work great!

    32 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil

    Could be a very useful tool. Needs an on button and battry indicator. Plugging into iPad Pro is as bad as using a corded phone. Especially, when the case has to be removed, Survivor by Griffin, to be able to plug it in. Draw a couple of lines and the pencil looses its connection. Needs to work like other Apple products, so a two year old could use it with no problems.

    43 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design and useless after 1 year

    Worst ever designed Apple product, both functionally and technically. The cap covering the lightning connector can be easily misplaced, and the pencil protrudes from the iPad in a cumbersome manner when charging. The battery stops charging after one year of low usage (due to lack of Apps). Now totally useless.
    Don't buy.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pencil loses connection

    My Apple Pencil regularly loses its connection to a 2017 iPad Pro 12.9 after the iOS 11 update. Inserting the pencil into the lightning port to reconnect is a decidedly non-Apple kludge. It’s easier than re-pairing, but that’s not saying much about Apple’s storied user-friendliness.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery fails

    Purchased when it first came out and worked ok but very few apps to use it with so stopped using it.

    With ios11 apple stated there are more uses for the pen so I went to use it again and it will not charge because it hasn’t been used. The small battery dies if it’s not in constant use. This is not stated in the enclosed documentation with the pen.

    If you don’t use it weekly it will become an expensive ornament.

    Apple support was the worst I’ve ever experienced.

    71 of 81 people found this useful