• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    If you own an iPad Pro then the Apple Pencil is a MUST have!

    This tool is essential for iPad Pro users. It gives the capability of being able to do so much more with your iPad and unlocks so many more opportunities. This is great for graphic designers, artists, architects, designers and so much more. I use mine to design first look designs for websites and I absolutely love it. It's worth every penny. It works seamlessly with the iPad and the battery life is flawless. Really really impressed with it. 100% recommend to all iPad Pro users.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok

    Who invented this miraculous achievement. The little parts! The fragility!
    Invent a pencil with less moving parts as the Great little part vacuum finds them...

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working

    My apple pencil stopped working after a year. For an item that costs $100 there should be some coverage for the pencil other than the year warranty. It is absolutely ridiculous that I would have to purchase another pencil just for it to happen again and not have any way to protect it. I would not buy this product or recommend it to anyone else.

    44 of 50 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for note taking, unexpectedly low life-span.

    I have been using an apple pencil for about a year. Mostly for note taking and it works great for many classes which give you slides handout and you can annotate on those and avoid carrying around many books and papers. But sometimes you need to print annotated notes out to use it in open book exams which still result in paper usage. It take lot of time to get used to the apple pencil workflow in my case I haven't use it much for the first 6-8 month and starting to utilize it more in the following 4-5 months.

    But the apple pencil start to have problem with connectivity one month after it's out of warranty. I tried to pair it and it came back about 15 minutes later. So I thought it might be a glitch so I wasn't worried much about it and after that the apple pencil become unusable, it doesn't want to connect and if it did it will show that it has 3% battery and charged to full then it disconnected. So, I mostly use it for about 5-6 months with less than 100 hours of continuous use (if you use it in lecture class you mostly listen to the lecturer and don't use the pencil all the time like artist do). And for me this pencil is not really worth the price ($99). In fact, I really doubt myself if I gonna buy things fom apple again due to low-life span of the apple pencil.

    TLDR: Pros: good for note taking, good responsive, less books and papers to carry around but still needed in case of open book exams. Cons: slippery, easy to roll, low life-span, charging it can be a trouble if you only have one charger.

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shaky at best

    I just left apple. The battery died after very little usage. The product was out of warranty so Apple offered to sell me one at $80.. I left the pencil on the counter in protest. I will not purchase again... it was cool while is lasted but not reliable...

    39 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil cannot hold battery charge

    My Apple pencil cannot hold the battery charge. I seldom use the Pencil.
    Getting it repair under warranty.

    Any tips to prolong the battery health in the Pencil?

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    This Apple Pencil makes my note-taking for university less painful. It's really fun actually! Especially if combined with a good note-taking app.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Am I using a real pen or pencil?

    Wow and wow. What a magical product. Purchased with the new iPad Pro 10.5 and when I started using the pencil on the Paper app, it just felt like I was using a traditional pencil. Very accurate and behaves naturally. Very light and charges fast. If you don't want to plug it to your iPad to charge, the Apple Pencil comes with an adapter to connect it straight to the lightning to USB charger.

    Highly recommended

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it!

    It worked great! Twice. After that, fully charged or not, it did not work at all. I literally ended up throwing it in the trash. It really hurt to throw $100 away.

    59 of 100 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best tips

    Saw a complaint about no tip replacements. Tips are available on Apple. 4 for $19

    109 of 117 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple Product Ever ... After 5 Uses, Will Only Charge To 3 Percent!!!

    When I purchased my iPad Pro, I purchased the Apple Pencil as well. The purchase of the Apple Pencil was a very big mistake. After only 5 uses, the Apple Pencil would no longer charge above 3 percent. This is by far the worst product accessory that Apple has ever made.

    Frankly, in using the Apple Pencil and a $1.20 iPad Stylus purchased on Amazon with the ProCreate iPad software, I would give the edge to the $1.20 iPad Stylus. Plus the iPad Stylus is also a regular pen.

    Do Not Purchase The Apple Pencil, it is not worth $5.00, let alone the $100 price that Apple charges.

    64 of 94 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped Charging After 10-20 Uses

    I've had this for only a few months, using it every few weeks, and it no longer holds a charge (it is completely useless). I've tried plugging it directly into the iPad and using the double-female connector to charge it directly from an outlet. Neither works. The iPad won't read the pen at all.

    Overall, I used the pen for maybe 10 hours total before it went dead. Absolutely unacceptable for a hundred dollar purchase.

    70 of 81 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING PENCIL

    I recieved this pencil and the ipad pro for Christmas. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was to recieve the iPad Pro, let alone the Apple pencil. I am a colorer, journaler, and love writing stories to make sure my grands know about me, and our past. So now I am able to edit with the pencil. I love and adore the relaxation I get from coloring the special apps made just for the pencil. The pencil glides so smoothly, on the protecter glass....I have used the pencil since December, and I have not had to replace the tip yet. I do have replacements. The Apple pencil is amazing, and now I won't be able to live without it!
    Thank you, Apple!

    37 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't hold charge. Only used it 2 times

    Ive never been this dissapointed in an apple product. I loved this device but am not much of an artist so I rarely used it. I probably used it twice in a year then I went to use it again and now it won't hold a charge. Apple would "replace" it for $80.....This makes me want to sell everything I own from them.

    88 of 105 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good idea but very poor execution (maybe 2.0 will be the real deal?)

    I like the idea of idea of being able to take notes and do sketches on the iPad but this pen does not do it for me. It's too long which makes it unwieldy. That may have something to do with getting battery life. However, I would also like to have it a little bit thicker as I find it too thin (and no, I don't have big hands). I also really hate the slippery surface. I'm not looking for it to be textured for grip , but the plastic could have some tactility to it. This version just wants to slip through you fingers. Others have mentioned that there is no place to store this thing with the iPad as well as the lightning cable tip that's easy to lose. I could live with the (stupid) tips, but where do I put this thing when I'm not using it. Apple's forte is supposed to be design. They missed it on this one.

    44 of 57 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs a Total Redesign

    I was really excited for Apple Pencil and thought I'd use it all the time with my 9.7 inch iPad Pro but have found it pretty disappointing and it mostly just sits unused now. I unpaired it from the iPad because it does affect battery life and the pencil itself drains very quickly. The charging options are terribly thought out. I've never charged it via sticking it in the iPad's lightning port. The adapter that comes with it is small and easy to misplace, just like the optional tips and the end cap that removes for charging. My biggest issue is the actual size of the pencil itself. The pencil is way too long to use with the smaller iPad Pro. Maybe it's better suited to the 12.9 iPad. The pencil is lightweight but a little thick in your hands and too long to be comfortable. I really wish the pencil was shorter, thinner and more effortless to use and charge. Would also be nice if there was a magnet or something to keep it attached to your iPad. The tips are also not ideal, I have trouble with accuracy, it just doesn't behave like I expected. Hopefully the next generation addresses the shortcomings of the current one.

    42 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    Had two of these pens in the last two weeks and they keep breaking. I keep them on my desk at work with my iPad and if I take it home it goes right back in the box. They both have just stopped working, one after a week and a half and this one on day two. Going to be returning the pen and not bothering with another one. Really disappointing for such an expensive item.

    52 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money!!!

    I finally decided to get one today and I hate it all this Pencil is meant to do is draw, and it's a waste of a $100 that could go towards something else. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!!

    44 of 85 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best thing ever

    I bought the iPad Pro and got the pencil for Christmas about two years ago. I love it, between the pencil and a writing app (Mazec) I am able to take hand written notes, on the iPad, from various meetings and the iPad translates it to typed text that I can then copy and paste into several programs for work. I use it on a daily basis and still have the original tip on the pencil. I also have used it for fun to draw and color in various apps. Great Product!!!!

    47 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple pencil

    So far I have not seen one thing that makes this pencil worth one hundred dollars. I feel rather stupid for buying it.

    59 of 92 people found this useful