• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Design Flaws

    The pen works well with my iPad Pro 10.5. However, I really do not like the design of the cap on the end since it attaches to the pen magnetically and the magnetic isn't very strong. I'm afraid it's going to get knocked off and lost. Also if you are trying to pull your pen out of a pen case or something the cap comes off by then pen doesn't come out since the cap doesn't attach well. Also, it's hard having such a tiny lightening adapter be so necessary for charging the pen. I'm also afraid of losing the adapter. It also seems that the pen doesn't have long of a battery life. I wish that the pen would light up and show you how much battery you have left on it. It was nice of apple to include another pen tip in the packaging.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    The Apple Pencil is one of Apple’s best products by far. It is amazing how it is always connected to the iPad, there is nothing you need to do. You can just pick it up and start using it.

    17 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great drawing tool

    It feels like a real pencil! The only drawback about this is that the tip is so hard. If apple could make different tips to would be more useful. For drawing, and writing, this is the best tool on the market!

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly horrible instructions for use and it is not really versatile

    I know Apple prides itself on ease of use. But in this case the instructions for initial use are both incomplete and almost unreadable. They are printed in a minute font in light grey. The fact that the pen is shipped without a nib cover is so cheap.
    The pen does not appear to respond to different pressures which makes it practically useless for art applications.
    I am tempted to return it

    22 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Break over year

    My family bought two Apple Pencil in past over year. Now, one Apple Pencil is broken!

    14 of 36 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It’s Magical!!

    The Apple Pencil is the best thing to have happened for me & digital art! The Pencil is phenomenal with the apps that link up with it. Though with all the benefits that I love about the tool there are two things I hate about it and hope get changed with the new generation of the Pencil that is in the works. The issues I have with the Pencil are physical; one is color: I desire a black variant or even grey, but then there’s the texture. The Pencil is so glossy it’s annoying and I wish there was a matte variant.

    Only one thing has beaten the Pencil in annoying glossiness and that is the Nintendo New 3DS XL/LL and that thing is a grease and finger print magnetic street corner professional! Thankfully the Pencil is not as bad as that.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great concept, needs work

    Can’t work out how to monitor battery power, just get notification when it is almost flat
    Slides out of the case easily, nearly lost it twice
    Writes lovely, but unfortunately not reliable enough to replace pen and paper

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I adore this thing

    I got this to go with my new Pro 10.5. I was expecting an overpriced stylus to be honest. However, this thing is amazing. It’s so precise; it’s just like using a regular pencil! I even love the look and shape of it. I should know by now that Apple never disappoints. Well worth the $99 in my opinion.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use, needs some improvement

    The apple pencil works seamlessly with the iPad Pro. I use it for my digital art and love how fast it reacts. I have a couple complaints, though. The battery life is abysmal. I can only use it for a few hours before it needs to be charged. It charges fast, but when you have to stop for 30 minutes to charge your pencil, it really disrupts progress...especially when you're in the zone. Anyone who makes art will understand what I'm talking about. Secondly, I really dislike the tiny adapter piece required to charge the phone with a lightning cable. Why is it needed? Why wasn't the pencil designed to plug straight into the lightning cable? I understand it needs its current design to plug into the iPad to charge, but I rarely ever charge my pencil this way.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    It works great for everything I've used so far, except for PDFs. optimise the pencil in PDF's please, as you can't scroll with one finger, and my hand often accidentally hits the slides on the right side of the screen

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    5 Stars

    Best writing tool on the market. The only people here rating are those who come and complaon. The reason why their devices break is because they use non Apple chargers, then they blame Apple for their own negligence.

    There is not other stylus/Digital drawing tool on the market that can even come close to the precision and seamlessness of this tool, that looks and feels like a real artists tool.

    27 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Charging

    I have been a huge apple fan for years. I have always thought they made a solid product, that is until my experience with the Apple Pencil. I loved it when I bought it and it was just like writing on paper which was fantastic. However I had it for just about a year and it just stopped working on me. It won’t charge at all. Now I have to spend another $100.00 dollars to get another one. I could understand if I didn’t take good care of my belongings.

    64 of 73 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No Case and No Logo

    Not sure what is going on at Apple these days. The stylus itself seems very nice. However it ships in a box with a spare tip, an adapter, and an eraser that pops off revealing a plug used to charge the device. But wow. All three of these tiny little items can get lost very easily. For this kind of money, it seems silly to not include a plastic pencil case in which the pencil and doo-dads can be stored. Makes the experience feel cheap. I took everything out, looked at the items, and immediately wanted a case in which they could be stored.

    Also, and this is a problem with the Air Pods too, there is no Apple Logo on your pencil! Even the cheapest No. 2 pencil has some flair on it with a logo or a name!

    Fit and finish don't seem to matter anymore at Apple. Steve Jobs would not have permitted this sort of laziness.

    45 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks after 1 year

    So disappointed and angry. Only had the pencil for 14 months and it wont charge or connect anymore. Tried every possible suggestion to remedy my issues and still nothing. So rich that it breaks just two months outside of the warranty. Such a SCAM. Save your money and go with something else if you can unless you can afford to pay $100 every year. Class action lawsuit on the horizon.

    49 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I like the pencil

    I don’t know why people are complaining about but I think it’s a great pencil I lost my pencil cap so I went to the apple store to get a new cap
    They had one so I got it so when I what to now my battery life I just ask Sri my Apple Pencil and it tell me what it is I think apple did a great job
    On it

    17 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not useful

    Way too expensive for the product. It is so easy to loose because there is no practical place to put it. I have now lost it. $100, gone! One spends almost $1000 on an iPad and another $100 for the pencil?
    I wanted to use it on e-books to highlight and write notes and it wasn't integrated with any books I had used.
    I hope Apple reads these reviews.

    52 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive and poor performance.

    I bought a new iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil to go with it a few days ago. My overall impression as to what I got for my money is exceptionally poor.
    The Apple Pencil does not feel nice to use at all. It feels like dragging a pointy piece of hard plastic across your screen.
    I tried some artist apps and found I could produce better results with my fingers, with the only up side to the pencil being fine line placement was slightly more accurate.
    1. Heavy.
    2. The tiny charging pass-through adaptor is bound to get lost.
    3. Feels horrible on the screen like dragging hard plastic across it.
    4. Really bad results with pressure sensitivity in artist apps.
    5. It doesn't even feel nice using it to swipe around the screen on menus.
    1. Feels well made and like a quality item in the hand (not in use).

    42 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Completely worthless tool and a dreadful job of marketing. Doesn’t work on anything but the iPad Pro. Not the mini or even the newest iPhone X. If you want to do any art work on your iPad or iPhone, you’re going to have to find a 3rd party distributor. Apple doesn’t care about you.

    41 of 71 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't drop this pencil ever

    I love apple products I've been buying them since 2003 but this product needs a major improvement. Furthermore, the product rolled off my bed twice and the tip of the pencil where u charge it at chipped up bad where the charging part is popping out of the pencil. don't get me wrong the pencil still works fine but I still think I should get a new one. also, don't use the pencil for long hours it will hurt ur hands you would think this 100 dollar pencil would be better than my 40 dollar pencil I bought from Amazon but my other pencil never broke and it fell off my bed too. Come on apple u shouldn't have to buy a case for pencil too it's bad enough u have to buy it for ur iPad pro too. Now you have to worry about if my pencil break too it's bad enough u have to worry about the iPad pro but I have to worry about that too come on! My point is apple come on I love ur products step up ur game with ur accessories. You made the new apple headphones way better than before now they are way better. Now u need to step ur game with the iPad pro pencil. I gave it two stars

    46 of 55 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil

    This item works really nice but it is really annoying to have to find out the battery life. Also, it really just seems like it is built for a classroom setting. This is not worth the $100 at all, unless you really want it.

    28 of 35 people found this useful