• 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.

    27 of 31 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.

    44 of 48 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.

    32 of 35 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.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Underwhelmed

    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.

    10 of 10 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.

    40 of 54 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.

    42 of 49 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!

    26 of 30 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.

    28 of 32 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.

    6 of 6 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.

    19 of 21 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.

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect but fragile drawing tool

    I purchased the Apple Pencil exactly three weeks ago. Today I tried to use it only to find out it completely died.
    I tried everything, but it wouldn’t show up under the Bluetooth section, and it won’t pair with the iPad.
    It just really disappointing, it works great while it’s still functioning. I’d expect more durability and lifespan for such price.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    APPLE PENCIL stopped working just over a year

    This stylus is one of the best for iPAD pro. However, just over a year of purchase this PENCIL stopped working and will NOT pair with my iPAD Pro. I had NOT dropped the PENCIL or abused it. When I took this to an authorised APPLE customer care they tested it for 5 mins and mentioned that this PENCIL cannot be repaired and has to be replaced.

    This, to me, is unacceptable. I thought I paid for a premium product that will last for sometime but did NOT expect the product to stop working and that too just over a year (i.e. warranty period).

    35 of 36 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good stylus, bad charging

    I like the pencil as a stylus, it feels ok in the hand and I find document annotation to be pretty successful. It'll never mimic writing, of course, because paper has obvious differences in quality. Writing for long periods is tiring, because of the weight of the stylus and the hardness of the iPad surface. But the pencil's interaction with the iPad never gives me problems.

    Except, that is, when the Pencil loses its charge. I've never successfully charged this thing overnight, and it always needs to be connected to the iPad - if I just leave it stationed in an adapter on a wall outlet, it'll be at its same level when I wake up. I always have to insert it into the iPad to wake it up. It's not a huge deal - the thing charges in a few minutes - but it's a minor and persistent annoyance. Apple always wants its users to adapt to its products, and not the other way around. I don't have any love for this thing.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst Apple product in living memory

    1. No ability to turn it on or off. It's flat when you need it not to be.
    2. Cap covering lightning port comes off too easily. It's lost.
    3. Tip has come off and is lost. New ones ordered.
    4. No included means of holding the pencil when not in use. for instance a clip on the pencil.
    5. No convenient storage for extras like connector plug as part of the $140 or so price.

    An astonishingly poorly executed device. Phooey.

    62 of 70 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It is a perfect, brilliant product.

    It is a fast, precise must have add on.
    I bought yesterday a new iPad Pro with the pencil and I could not find any of problems others are complaining about.
    Go for it. IT IS WORTH ANY CENT.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stops working after less than two charges.

    Dissapointing. Throwing good money away.

    37 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    I had such high hopes for the Pencil. If you want to leave it on your desk and never carry it around, you might be fine. But to carry it around is such a pain. Things that would improve the Apple Pencil experience:
    • a charge indicator, maybe 4 little lights or something
    • easier charging. This who cap removal and converter thing is too annoying
    • make the other end an eraser. Lots of other styli have that

    C'mon Apple! You guys make the best of the best, don't let me down again.

    48 of 53 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It’s good, but needs charged frequently

    I like the heft of this stylus. It builds momentum in use, which makes it strangely satisfying compared to lighter ones that use a sticky tip and are bad for light pressures. I really dislike charging it, though. I don’t use it constantly, but it needs charged several times a week. The lightning gender changer allows it to be charged with any ios device charger, but if you loose it, you can only charge it with the ipad pro, and it’s so small it’s just a matter of time before it’s lost. The good news is the fear of losing the cap is nonsense. It’s held in place magnetically, so there’s no worry of wearing down any friction points and losing it.

    18 of 19 people found this useful