• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I really enjoy Apple Pencil

    I am no artist. Don't really know why I purchased the Apple Pencil, but I am really enjoying it! I am mostly using it to take notes and some sketches here and there.
    Its such an awesome tool. Feels like an actual pencil or pen. Its so precise, I love it.
    I actually feel like I am touching the pixels on iPad Pro! I would recommend this tool to any artist of coarse but also college students who want to do some note taking,

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better Than I thought!!

    I had purchased the iPad Pro and have been very pleased. But after finally receiving the pencil I can say the combination of the two is brilliant. I serve on a board of directors and have been using the Pro & pencil as I note taker, information center and when needed a presentation tool. I'm retired now but wish these devices would have been available to me back then - as there is obvious productivity gain.

    My only complaint was with the 3 weeks waiting on the pencils delivery.

    Apple you made a pencil tool & ipad I use everyday. My PC is left unopened on my desk.......

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    The only negative thing to have to say about the pencil, is the price. It is a lot of money.

    But apart from that. The pencil, is amazing. I've only used it on paper at the moment, and I works like a charm. It's a lot better then the 53 pencil, but I still like it.

    If your willing to invest in this product, do it. Or, test it them buy it.

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the wait!

    I ordered mine online on 12/22 knowing it was gonna have to wait 4-5 weeks for delivery. Fast forward to Tuesday 1/19, still waiting on shipment, I noticed a store has one in stock. Me being the impatient person I am, I cancelled my online order and drove 2 hours to pick one up in store. The Apple Pencil along with the iPad Pro is a Godsend. I have been using Wacom products for 4 years and swore if Apple ever came out with their own digital art tablet, I'd swipe it up. Hands down, it blows my old Wacom Cintiq 13 HD out of the water. Paired with AstroPad app, I can run full Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator over WiFi so I'm not stuck to a desktop. Long story short, buy it, if you have to wait, WAIT!

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very accurate-- no lag

    Very nice stylus. I've used many and this is hands down the most precise and best performing stylus for the IPad. As far as I can tell, it doesn't magnetically adhere to the iPad Pro or case, so carrying it can be a little clumsy. It is also longer than a typical pen or stylus. I haven't written on paper at all in the 3 weeks I've had this bad boy! Well done, Apple!

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Magical

    I am a medical student and was using iPad air 2 with a normal fabric stylus and recently switched to iPad pro and Apple Pencil. It is amazing how much better my note taking is because I can actually write like I would with a pencil. Apple Pencil lets me write, draw out concepts, highlight, and so much more I never thought possible with a stylus. I love how it actually feels like a real pencil, which is something I have looked for for years in a stylus before but could never find. I find myself drawing a lot more as well because of the functionality of the pencil, which has actually helped me learn and understand some of the tough concepts in medical school. All in all, it is more than worth the investment if you use your iPad Pro and Pencil a lot, whether for notes or drawing. Easily, this is the best stylus on the market.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    IPad Pencil Great Tool

    I got my gold iPad Pro a month ago and the pencil and keyboard a few weeks later. I love the pencil. It is easier to use to select icons than using fingers. It keeps smudges off the screen and is just handy to use. I'm sure I'll find it useful for other things as well but right now, it extends my reach to select icons and then select items. Great design.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What I've been waiting for!

    I'm a visual person and draw a lot of diagrams, concepts and ideas. With Apple pencil and iPad pro I have been doing a lot more of this than ever before. I don't use my Cintique or Livescribe pen anymore!

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect

    I bought the iPad pro when it came out in the uk but did not buy the pencil as it was not available to take away at that time. I have now purchased it approx 2mnths later and find it a perfect accessory for the pro. Although it is designed for the pro I personally think if it worked with the iPhone as well and other iPads it would be perfect.

    34 of 36 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Stylus

    This is the best stylus available. I have a Microsoft Surface Pro. I also modified my iPad Air to work with a stylus on PDFs. The Apple Pencil works much better than the MS stylus or what I did with my iPad Air in terms of ease of writing and control of what is drawn. Your line goes exactly where you place the tip, and you can rest your hand completely on the screen. You can't do either on the MS Surface Pro. You can write on Notes as fast and as easily as you can on a piece of paper. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is that the programs you can use it on are limited, especially if you want to work on documents and not draw. It works on Notes but not on Pages. On Notes, your creation acts like a JPEG when you save it. You can't write over pictures or mix little sketches or draw lines easily with typed text. If you put a picture in Notes, you cannot adjust its size or manipulate it like you can on pages. You also cannot easily name and save in specific places Notes that you make. The Apple Pencil would be perfect if you could use it on a Pages document to write over pictures or make sketches or annotations on text pages, but this is not available now, and I don't know if it ever will be. So if you are an artist, great. If you are a student, save your money and stick with the iPad Air for now. You can get a stylus which acts like your finger on the iPad Air, and it is much more accurate, although you have to keep your hand off the screen as you have to do on an MS Surface Pro.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb to use but missing practical features

    The sensitivity to pressure and tilt angle, the weight, balance, diameter and fine point of this pencil all add up to something that feels superb in your hand and can produce some amazingly beautiful marks.

    I had to wait several weeks for it to arrive after my iPad Pro got here.
    There is no storage in the pencil for the two extra parts which means the box has to go with me everywhere.
    There is nowhere to attach the pencil to the iPad except the rather laughable charging position - hence more use of the box.
    Those of us used to Wacom tablets find ourselves instinctively up-ending it to use the rubber on the other end - only there isn't one..
    It questions my intelligence by telling me it is a pencil on the silver band at the top.

    Having said that, I feel I never want to use anything else. I just hope the replacement tips don't turn out to be needed too often or are too costly. I love my pencil but don't want to have to pay rent on it!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible lag time.

    Got mine today & am very disappointed. Overrated.

    24 of 70 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lacking that old Apple magic

    As a device the pencil is simply excellent, but as a practical accessory it falls just a bit short. First there's the end cap - when charging there's nowhere to store it and I'm fully expecting to lose it one day soon as a result. The same goes for the Lightning adapter, unless you carry the Pencil box around with you. The most annoying thing is there's nowhere to store the Pencil. Why couldn't it have a magnetic strip to attach to the iPad Pro? Alternatively the iPad Pro covers could have included a channel or grip for Pencil storage. As it stands you have to carry Pad and Pencil separately which I think is a nuisance and a rare oversight in an Apple product.

    41 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome for drawing!

    If you plan on using the iPad Pro for drawing then you must get the pencil. It's amazing, well made and feels great in your hand. It's worth every penny. The Pro and the pencil work beautifully together allowing you to do more then just draw. The Apple Pencil gives you the control and precision needed for detailed projects and most of the drawing apps have been updated to support the pro/pencil together. It's addicting and hard to put down!

    283 of 349 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best addition to iPad Pro!

    When I bought my iPad Pro I was amazed at all the new abilities it had due to it's power, size and features. But it wasn't until I received my Apple Pencil that the artistic side of the iPad really came to life for me. This "stylus" or simply a digital pencil is the most advanced input device I have ever used with an iPad or any touch screen. This really is a killer feature! The Apple Pencil is amazing for the drawing apps, coloring, shading etc. but it also can be used in every other app just as you would use your finger. I don't use it as a substitution but to do a quick input action while I have it in my hand. There is no lag at all from what I have seen. It "just works." The one thing is that it doesn't have a physical "off switch" so it goes to sleep when it isn't' being used or moved around a lot near the iPad Pro. If you move it around near the iPad Pro however, it doesn't necessarily know that you want it to be asleep. I get all day battery life from it and charge it nightly when I use it daily. It is by far my favorite addition to the iPad Pro! I would say it is a MUST BUY!

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Pencil I have used Ever!!!

    So I am not an artist per say but I have Enjoyed using it to Sketch some Photos and other peoples Sketches using Adobe Sketch App
    I am afraid I will lose either the lighting cover or the female to female adapter so I dare not to take the Pencil out of the house
    The battery life is very nice and I so far have not stuck the Pencil in the side of my iPad but have seen it and it looks very Funny
    I think the apple should make a male to female foot long adapter that you can charge off the iPad while it sites on your desk but not sticking out of the side of the iPad Pro

    I would recommend this to anyone that hasa a iPad pro or is getting a iPad pro that likes to doodle or draw Nice Job Apple on Version 1.0

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing piece of equipment!!

    After having the iPad mini 3 I decided to upgrade to the iPad pro and shortly after purchased this beautiful piece of equipment! It's virtually lag free and is so realistic. At first I thought it wouldn't be very good but after reading up about its features I was amazed at how technical such a slim and sleek piece of Apple equipment can be! A couple of features I found useful are:

    - being able to rest your hand on the screen like resting on paper without it flicking out is outstanding
    - charging it through your iPad is such a sleek technique and then having an adaptor to charge through lightning is so cool
    - using the split screen and being able to record ideas on notes whilst browsing is like having 2 iPad mini's side by side and using them both

    The coolest feature which I was taken away by is the pencil having a weight on one side. Opposite the weight is the apple logo with pencil. So, when you place the pencil down it rolls over with the heavy side down to ensure the branding is facing up!?!? HOW AMAZING!! Overall this is an amazing piece of kit that I highly recommend... Well done Apple you done good... As always!

    67 of 90 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    This product may seem simple but if you are the creative type its life changing. I've been an artist my whole life, I even have a real life BFA. I bought the iPad pro because I wanted to explore my creative side again and the Apple Pencil makes the entire experience truly flawless. I've used many many styluses before and none of them come close to the experience you receive with the pencil. Extremely accurate and very smooth. Love this product and it feels incredible to hold.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    End cap is easily lost

    A great product but the idea of the magnetically detachable cap over the charging port is a bad one as this tiny item is easily lost destroying the feel and aesthetics of the pencil.

    So mine is lost within a month, it would be more sensible to ship a second cap with the pen than a second nib as at least the nib is hard to lose.

    222 of 286 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    IPadPro plus the Apple Pencil Works absolutely great!

    I have been waiting for a long time to have an electronic "notebook" with handwriting and drawing capability from Apple. The iPadPro is the perfect format size. Finally it is here!! But it would be great if Apple can get the iOS versions for Pages and Keynote to work with the Pencil soon.

    30 of 35 people found this useful