• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead Pencil

    • Written by David S from London

    I bought the iPad Pro when it first came out ( 1st gen) along with the pencil, planning to use it with Phoshop. Adobe delayed launch of PS and have only now released it for iPad Pro. I installed PS on my iPad but when I went to use the pencil it was dead...would not charge and therefore could not sync. I have never used the pencil. I could understand if I over used it ...maybe. But I never used it other than when I first received it to check and test itwas working.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Dies...

    • Written by Alana D from Wellington

    Not even two years old and I didn’t charge it for a couple of week- now wont charge at all and i’ve learned the battery dies if it ever gets to 0%. There’s no way to get the battery replaced- absolute waste of money!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A single star for product life.

    • Written by David A from Chicago

    When it worked it was really spectacular. I use it for illustration, and it's very responsive. I never had battery issues, but it just stopped working mid-use. No amount of repairing or restarting, etc... has anything but the most limited effect. Reading other Apple reviews, it appears this is par for the course which is particularly unreasonable for a $100 device. Out of warranty repair is nearly the cost of the original pencil, probably because it's a replacement, not a repair. Sadly, there aren't third party stylus options that function as well with the iPad. Now I have to buy a new one and it doesn't appear that apple offers apple care for the pencil by itself.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil is A High Priced Piece of Junk

    • Written by Eric N from Vancouver

    I had not used my Apple Pencil in several months. When I went to use it, it would pair for a second, then disconnect. Error message says that Apple Pencil must be plugged in order to use with iPad...how ridiculous is that since It is a Bluetooth device. After going on the internet, I first did all the trouble shooting steps but then discovered that there are countless people experiencing the problem of the dead Apple Pencil. Apparently, the pencil must be charged to 10-15% at all times and if it goes to 0% for even a week it is dead and the Apple idea is to replace it. Absurd! Further, from the customer comments, even if power always maintained, it will still eventually die. Absurd, again! Apple never tells you these things when you buy the product. These devices should have replaceable AAA batteries. I am so upset with Apple. It has stopped being the revolutionary and quality company of Steve Jobs time. Nothing has advanced on iPhones but the cameras since Steve’s death. On all OS and iOS platforms, feature function and looks changed, but nothing much new. Just like Staingate on he MacBooks, Apple stays hushed about defects when they should be doing public announcements and massive product recalls. Trust has been broken; Apple no longer deserves our loyalty.

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $99 waste🙃

    • Written by Estella Z from 东莞

    Cannot afford to lose it. Can't locate it, can't change its name. Now that gen2 supports name changing, I don't see the point of spending $99 on gen1. It has absolutely nothing to prevent itself from lost and after lost it will sleep itself and there's no way to detect it! Plus, why not add some features like disconnected state alert?? So that we will be more informed when we lose it.
    Anyway for less than a month it's missing, completely gone.

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Forget to charge it and it dies

    • Written by Yu-Hsuan C from Brooklyn

    I love it when it works. It's the best tablet and stylus combo I experience. However, when I left my apple pencil unused for days and its battery drains, I can't make it alive again. It just doesn't get charged and doesn't respond at all. I know there is something to do with how lithium battery works but is Apple leaving the problem to the users? Should I pay so much attention to the battery of this pen to prevent it from killing itself?

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile, plastic junk. ZERO support from Apple

    • Written by Rich C from Canyon Country

    Purchased the Apple Pencil 2 for my iPad Pro and had it for a whopping 1 week. Pencil fell on short pile carpet and the tip was skewed a bit. Straightened it out, literally a tiny bit and the thing wasn’t working. Do a little research and find they sell replacement tips follow the instructions to remove the tip and a tiny piece of metal falls out. Turns out that piece is the actual working part of the tip... It is about 2mm in diameter and plastic at the base. There is a .5mm metal filament in the center. This thing breaks easier than a real pencil lead. Apple store says “Genius Bar to see if it can be repaired”. If it’s broken, tough luck, buy new... Abandoned the pencil at the store as trash which this is... Do not be stupid and pay $120 for a “pencil” unless you want to be included in the eventual class action lawsuits for defective products and claim your $5 credit voucher at an Apple retailer... LOL... What a joke...

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A Waste

    • Written by Chris W from Millville

    Bought this as a gift for my father. He has a master's in fine art, and he's retiring soon so I thought he might enjoy taking a stab at digital art since he already had an iPad Pro. He used it several times last year after he got it, but shortly after that his work got very busy and we had some family matters that took a lot of his time. Long story short, when he went to start using it again this summer (just over a year after purchasing it for him) he found that it wouldn't pair for more than a split second. On.. off.. on.. off. So we took it in to the local apple store, and they said they could replace it for 80 dollars, or else he could buy a new one. No. Other. Choice.

    That's deplorable. Three reasons:

    Number 1: Who makes a product with a one year lifespan? Maybe Belkin. Not Apple... I thought.
    Number 2: I thought Apple was supposed to be on the cutting edge of technology? Is this really the cutting edge? The device is great, but tell me you knew this would only last about a year... If not, what happened? If so, you really need to say so up front.
    Number 3: Customer service used to be impeccable with Apple. Now you're saying even though it lasted a year you're only willing to discount a replacement by 20% for a battery replacement? Again, you should make this known before you sell this thing.

    Everyone interested in this product needs to know this has roughly a year lifespan before they purchase... Sorry. I'm frustrated. But I really never expected this kind of disappointing product to come from a company I've respected for so long.

    Sad, Apple. Sad.

    47 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working!

    • Written by Rebekah S from Belleville

    I bought the pencil May of last year and it worked perfectly fine until now. I have tried everything to get it to work again and that did nothing. Of course....it's barely past the 1 year warranty mark so it can't be replaced now which is frustrating. I was told that it would be the same cost to fix it as it did when I bought it! Ridiculous!

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Serious battery problem

    • Written by Andrea P from Basiliano

    The lifespan of the battery is very bad. I've 2 pencils 1st gen and both of them are defunct because battery won't charge anymore.

    35 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped pairing

    • Written by William O from Palm Harbor

    What Apple fails to tell everyone is that the automatic upgrades to the iPad Pro may kill the pairing with the pencil. Apples solution is just buy the newer version of the Pencil which they made 30% higher in price. My new policy is if your product stops working due to your software upgrades I never buy any version again.

    39 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Waste

    • Written by Scott R from Big Bear Lake

    When it works, it's great..
    BUT, the design and battery are really bad. I don't use the pencil that much, but have already had to get a replacement while under the original support. The new one literally lasted only a month or so, and now the pencil will not charge or be recognized by my ipad pro.
    Re: design, the cap and charge adapter are both easily lost. The round design creates a problem when you set it down, it rolls right off the desk...
    Take my advice and don't bother with it...

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's not worth it

    • Written by Charlotte B from Lake Charles

    I really wanted the pencil becauseI I was an Android person and I switched over to Apple iPhone when the airlines band the Galaxy phone from flying and I had a flight from New Jersey back home and could not take my phone. So that was my decision to switch to iPhone, so since I have everything apple. I have the iPhone, MacBook pro and a iPad pro 11. I have the Apple pencil with my tablet, but it is so bad I want to throw it sometimes not worth the money. My finger works better then this pencil, I was going to write a review before but I waited to see if it would get better and it hasn't after months of being patience. I would never suggest to getting this Apple pencil. NOT A GOOD BUY
    Some of my choice words could not be use in this review. It would not post.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I would rate 0 if there is an optio

    • Written by Jie Jun L from Windsor

    My pencil is really new that I bought last year Black Friday. I have used the pencil for less than 10 days before it has broken. I used for taking note yesterday and It can not pair my ipad anymore after I re-charged my pencil. My town does not have apple store and the apple service does not support shipping. If you consider buying this stupid pen, you should buy other brands that pay less and has a longer life. This is the shortest life of the electronic device I ever had. :(((

    1 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad buy

    • Written by Eleanor G from Hooper

    Very disappointed for the money. It will not hold a charge, I did like the way it worked when I first bought it. I think Apple needs to replace faulty pencils. I only have had it for approximately one month. I certainly don’t recommend anyone buying this item.

    32 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's.... Really Bad. Don't buy it.

    • Written by Madi D from Rapid City

    I got mine with a gift card less than a month ago, used it a few times and noticed that my hand would cramp very badly after only an hr or so of use. Went to pick up the stylus for my Wacom tablet and was shocked by how light it was.. turns out the apple pencil weighs a TON for something so small and its "sleek" design means its hard to hold on to. Thus, hand cramps. I was gonna buy a pencil grip from Walmart to see if that would help, but it doesnt matter because it died on me. Didn't charge it for a couple days, now it wont hold a charge at all. I'm glad I got it using a gift card, because its an absolute waste of $100. I'm honestly mad I had to spend $6 of tax on it.

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lousy hardware

    • Written by Sri Y from Cardiff

    I used the pencil less than 5times, left uncharged for awhile and now completely unable to pair and charge. Useless product. Why even bother making this kind of lousy product. I am an Apple product lover but honestly this is completely rubbish. Doesn’t even deserve that one star. If I could, I would just give 0!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken tip...good luck

    • Written by S Franklin W from Johnson City

    Worked fine until the tip broke leaving 1/3 of the tip inside the pencil. Good luck getting it out without damaging the pencil. This is a serious design flaw from a company priding itself on design. I would not recommend any "pencil" that leaves a portion of the breakable tip internal to the device and inaccessible for removal and replacement. $100 rendered obsolete by a $5 piece of plastic. Unacceptable Apple.

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil as waste of my time.

    • Written by Trevor C from Orange

    I have been a great supporter of Apple products for many, many years. My last iPad Pro plus Apple Pencil were a great team. Unfortunately, I was convinced to upgrade to the latest due. The iPad Pro is definitely better, though I'm not sure enough to warrant the cost. The new Apple Pencil is nothing more than a waste of both time and money. My major use is research, so with software such as PDF Expert, the use of both is essential. If I leave my Apple Pencil for more than a few minutes it disconnects. The real problem is obtaining a reconnection. Sometimes it takes in excess of 15 minutes for successful connection. The response is "connected", but that's not to say that it actually works. Totally a NEGATIVE from me!

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This product failed after second use

    • Written by Eric S from New Hyde Park

    I used this pencil twice without issue, trying to use it s third time failed to work. My Apple Pencil is dead and I barely used it at all. This is a faulty product and should be recalled.

    21 of 23 people found this useful