• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil

    I am a relatively new Apple user, and I recently upgraded my Air 2 to the new Pro. I'm a college professor, so my main interest stems from a desire to move away from paper notes to electronic. Problem was, no stylus was really effective or accurate enough for my taste. I read extensive reviews on the Apple Pencil before deciding to purchase it, and I could not be happier with it. It's accuracy, and flow in taking notes is only surpassed by pen and paper. I saw numerous complaints about the length, slippery surface, losing the magnetic cap and the USB connector, as well as damage incurred in drops. To be safe, I also purchased the 4 count of extra tips, leather case, and have kept both the extra tip and USB connector in the original packaging for safe-keeping. While I have been careful when using it, I have had none of these problems. If the Pencil is not in my hand, it's in the leather case for protection. In the week or so I've had it, I've charged it a total of two times (and it's seen extensive use). I actually prefer to use the Pencil for normal use outside of note-taking. I highly recommend the Apple Pencil for use with the Pro. It only takes a very light touch rather than a harder tap like I found necessary with my Dot Pen for the Air 2. As far as legibly writing in the notes app, I am able to write in cursive without any issue.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless after one year

    Total waste of money. Battery dead and locked at 3% within 1 year of extremely light and gentle use, won't recharge anymore at all.
    Repair costs close to the price of a new one. I expected a longer lifespan for an Apple product.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well, but...

    Unfortunately there is nowhere to keep the pencil safe on an iPad. The pencil does not even have a clip, similar to the cheapest of the cheap BIC pens would have. The pencil is best kept on your desk at home, rather than being taken anywhere... Which makes it kind of pointless to have this in the first place.
    Great functionality, yes, but poor design. Useless as a day-to-day working accessory.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but could be improved!

    First off, let me say I love this Pencil!
    I've owned it for nearly seventeen months and have used it nearly every day. It's been dropped more than a few times and it stilll works perfectly fine. I've had to replace my tip three times, which I don't think is too bad after so much use. I ordered the replacement tips directly from Apple one afternoon and was very surprised that they arrived by FedEx the very next day!!
    There are a few minor things that I think could be improved; I do think the Pencil is a little too smooth, it could use some sort of texture for better grip. Its a bit top heavy, like not balanced correctly. The tips become loose when using the Pencil for long periods.
    I cannot wait for iOS11 and all the new things I'll be able to do with my Pencil! This is the best accessory!! I wish it worked with my phone too!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good enough for 3 stars

    The Apple Pencil is a great accessory. It did change the way I use my iPad. I used to use the iPad for movies, mostly. For business, it was mainly my MacBook or iPhone. Now, with the Apple Pencil, I use my iPad for just about anything. I hardly use my MacBook, and the iPhone is used mostly for calls and quick checks of my emails. However, I am giving it 3 stars because I had to buy: cap with a stylus (I didn't want to wear out the tip and the cap is not secure, and falls off rather easily ), a cover and tether for the cap (since it falls off easily), cover and tether for the charging adapter (otherwise, its small and easy, very easy, to lose), cover for the tip, magnetic sleeve (to protect the pen from drops and the magnet for keeping it attached to the iPad (otherwise, you will never find it when needed). The tip unscrews itself . I found this out when the pencil stopped working no matter what I did. The way to pair and charge the pencil and the iPad is to hook it up to the iPad is....ugh....forget the aesthetics of it (ugly), but it can easily break. So, I like the Apple Pencil after having spent extra money on the things that Apple forgot to do. I'm sure it will stop working in a few months, just like the AirPods did (poor and unreliable connection, lot of static). As with any Apple product that I've purchased, it will probably stop working within 6 months. Actually, my MacBook ("the best and most expensive" one so I was told) started to go blank all of a sudden within a WEEK. Apple "Genius Bar" said "let's erase everything and reset to manufacturer setting," as they always do. I know...I'm going off tangent, but the point I'm trying to make is that the Apple Pencil is great after spending extra money to make it useful....Great product for now and when it works. Oh! One last comment, I end up using the stylus (purchased separately from Amazon) more than the tip. Oh! Also, I had to buy Notability and PDF Expert in order for it to be useful for business. Otherwise, Notes is pretty much useless at least for my business needs.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best stylus I have ever used!

    I have been using my new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil for about a month now. I use my pencil every day, and it has totally changed the way that I interact with my iPad. The pencil is extremely responsive and very smart on battery life. I am not an artist by any stretch, but I enjoy using my pencil for handwriting notes and making abstract art in various apps. Colouring book apps are also a lot of fun. Mainly, I use the pencil for basic navigation that I would normally use my finger for, but I find that the pencil is less straining, and the friction of using my fingers to drag things along the screen is more annoying then remembering where I left my pencil. If you have an iPad Pro, the Apple Pencil is a no brainer, even if you have no technical skills like me.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to lose, hard to get it back.

    It's consider a good product. The only downside is that you won't be able to track your Apple Pencil if you lose it. I lost my Apple Pencil few days back which I bought and use it for less than a month. I was so sad to find that there's no way I can track my lost Apple Pencil since there's no gps but only Bluetooth in it. I tried to call back to the place I've been to, to ask if any kind soul picked up my Apple Pencil, sadly, to no avail. And now I've to spend another $148 to get a new Apple Pencil. I really wish I could get it back. Would appreciate any kind soul happened to pick up an Apple Pencil with the serial number: FQCTR0EXGWTJ to return it to me. :'(

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My First Apple Pencil

    Bought the Apple Pencil to go with the first iPad Pro 10.5 I just bought 2 weeks back. Charge it to Full, and only use it for a few times in the past weeks. Left it to idile in my iPad Pro for almost near a week. Last night took out and check, still have 26% battery liffe. Poke it to the iPad, in less than about 2 or 4 mins, it shows about 60% battery. Charging seems fast.

    Though my job does not requires me to draw, but I do love the "fluid" felt of the pencil whenever I use them on the iPad Pro. The feel is like using a real pencil or pen writing on a paper. Just that when writing on the glass panel felt a little "slippery" at times.

    I mostly leave it in the Leather Sleeve whenever I am not using the Apple Pencil. The construction of the Apple Pencil just make me feel it will simply roll away if I just leave it on the table.

    Very useful if need to scribble or make hand-written notes with it. I am trying to see how can I use it for my office meeting notes. Most of the good Notes making is not free, thus, I hope iOS11 will come soon so can experience the Apple Pencil on the new Apple Notes on iOS11.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pen

    The design borders on pathetic mediocrity. No charge indicator. Not worth the cost.

    19 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    so close

    The pencil is kinda great but I have a Wacom tablet and it includes a pen that doesn't need to be charged and that has a built in eraser. Going from never having to recharge something to having to do it regularly (and very awkwardly) is annoying.

    I find myself flipping the Pencil often trying to erase with it.

    The little plastic cap that covers the lightning port is begging to be lost.

    It's annoying because there are some things like the tracking and convenience for note taking and design work that are great but it comes up just a bit short in other areas.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only last about a year

    I've bought Apple Pencil last year and used it rarely. So I decided to leave it in the pencil box until it's time to start using it again. Just recently, for my business purpose, I took out the Apple Pencil and before I can start using it, it is no longer working. I even charges it twice over night. Took it to Apple Store and turned out the warranty end. Only one year warranty. Either I have to give up the Apple Pencil to them and pay $80 with 3 months warranty or buy a brand new one for $150 with one year warranty. Apple have a strong reputation of having high quality products that would last longer than Microsoft products. With this recently experiences, now I have to think twice and start looking into surface pro.

    Before the Pencil broke down on me, I hate when the cap of the Pencil is easy to get lost. If charging Pencil attached to iPad, there is a risk that you could accident hit the Pencil and break the lighting input.

    Other than that, it is hard to see anything positive on it.

    32 of 36 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Issue with tip getting loose but otherwise a great tool

    I have had my Apple Pencil and iPad Pro 12" for about two weeks now, and I love both. Recently the pencil would stop working with the iPad despite pairing and charging. I solved my problem when I noticed that the tip had become loose; uncrewing it and screwing it back on restored full functionality of the pencil.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible technology

    I have used the Apple Pencil almost daily since November 2015 for an average of 5 -6 hours with the 12.9 inch iPad Pro and apps from adobe sketch, paper 53 and Procreate. I have replaced the tip three times (once due to dropping the pencil on concrete). I have never had to recharge during the day so my pencil has maintained its charged for 5-6 hours each time. Not sure what is up with those who have experienced problems with battery life or tip life but I have had a great experience with both. The technology in the pencil is almost magic to this old man -- love it. I did add a grip to make it a little more comfortable -- used a grip from a mechanical pencil -- fit perfectly. I also put a coat on the pencil with a stick-on kit that makes it look like an old fashioned pencil and added a pencil cozy to prevent loss of the charging end cap. Could not be happier.

    30 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    slippery, ipad pencil

    It's typical Apple:sleek, over designed (way past utility), slippery, easy to drop, easy to break, no charge level indicator (Apple wants to see if you can x-ray the battery with your eyes), no attachment mechanism to ipad (I use duct tape), perfectly cylindrical,so very easy to roll off the table with nothing built in to stop the roll, very awkward pairing situation, doesn't really charge from the ipad, very short battery life, almost to short to actually used a charged pen, again, no charge level indicator, and way too long to be used comfortably. I'm sure Jonathan Ives thought it looked great on the drawing board, but too bad he didn't do extensive field testing with it. Note; bought Windows Surface, am much, much happier!! Pen in six-sided, great tactile grip surface, holds a charge forever, feel like a real pen, and not like a giant, plastic Q-tip. Also, Surface is a real computer-runs full Photoshop, usb ports, feels much more substantial than flimsy (but,oh so sleek and pretty) ipad pro. Have given up on ipad, now use only Surface.

    28 of 43 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic but MASIVLY flawed

    I absolutely love my Apple Pencil BUT ITS TOO SHARP I have used my Apple Pencil for literally five minutes and I have an admittedly tiny but to me noticeable scratch on my iPad screen which for a 700 pound tablet designed for a 100 pound add on literally designed for each other you would have thought I possible for the most profitable company on the planet to make it so they don’t damage one another.

    20 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect✏️

    Soooo perfect !!!!! But the unperfect thing is the price ��������

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple pencil

    I bought the I pad pro and the pencil three weeks ago
    I have since had the pencil replaced as the iPad stopped recognising it
    Took it back to apple and got a new pencil
    I have a Samsung 12.1 tablet and you don't have to charge their pencil
    Very disappointed customer
    Want to go back to Samsung

    19 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best purchase!!

    Best purchase I've EVER made!!! Absolutely love my Apple Pencil. Makes EVERYTHING so much easier. Thought I would only use it for school notes, but I find myself using the pencil for everything I do on my iPad!! Not to mention how quickly the pencil charges, literally went from 0% to 38% in about 2 minutes. I love this pencil!! I highly recommend!

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    This is the biggest mistake I've ever made buying TWO Apple pencils. First one worked for two days and I thought it was my fault so I bought another one. Same problem, would not pair and just didn't work. A lot of money wasted.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good, not sure if it was worth the money for the time.

    I loved this thing, I really did. I wouldn't recommend it if you're a realism artist cause you can make the stroked small and defined enough for that kind of art. But if you are a pop artist than it is a must(???) buy. But for 100 dollars I would expect this thing to last years to come, but it sadly only lasted me about... a year?? It's a good chunk a money for such a... small amount of time. I have to buy a new one and I honestly don't have the money. But I make a good living off my art and I would not want to keep spending 100 dollars every years on this thing.

    18 of 23 people found this useful