• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing, but not compatible with ALL artists...

    The Apple Pencil is crazy good. If you press light, your strokes come out light. It moves smoothly and never lags. 10/10 recommend for artists that use their HANDS. Confused as to why i’m only saying artists that use their hands? Well, you’re reading a review of an artist that uses her MOUTH. My parents, siblings, and I have had to create multiple sleeve inventions to make the pencil water-proof (because of my spit obviously). Even though some of these sleeves worked, the pencil isn’t able to withstand the pressure of my mouth. And I guess you can say, “well then bite lighter on the pencil,” I’ve heard that multiple times. The thing is, when your brain is flowing with a constant art flow, you’re not going to pay attention to the pressure that you’re holding the pencil. In almost a year that i’ve had my iPad Pro, I have gone through at least four Apple Pencils. I’m just putting this out there for future inventions Apple probably will create, but who knows if they will actually be reading this! All in all, though, I’m glad the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil were created because I don’t think my art life would get to where it’s at now. I still have tons of things to learn and improve on, and I’m glad that I chose to be an Apple user throughout my journey.

    10 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 months use and it’s dead

    I bought this last February 22 to help in my work. Im an graphics artist. Lasted for 3 months, and now its not charging at all. It is just a piece of junk now. Paid $100 for a product that wont last for a year. Man im so bummed. It is good but durability is not apple-like.. seriously? 3 months? And wont charge at all. Such a waste.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer BEWARE!

    For starters, it never got battery life (8-12 hours) that Apple quotes. The inability to “turn off” the Pencil was another downside as it would constantly lose charge and be dead the next time I would attempt to use it. Turning off Bluetooth seemed to do the trick, but users shouldn’t have to manually turn off Bluetooth to keep their Pencils from slowly dying while not in use.

    I never encountered serious battery issues until a month ago. Despite sitting untouched, I received a Pencil Low Battery warning on my iPad. I plugged in my Apple Pencil and after charging for 30 minutes it was barely able to hold a charge. I took it to the Apple store and they said they couldn’t do anything and offered to replace it, and the battery consequently, for $79.

    I totally understand that batteries and components degrade over time, however, this bitter experience along with the countless other 1 Star reviews proves to me that this isn’t just a one off faulty battery issue. I just hope this review gives potential buyers enough warning that Apple has a serious battery issue on their hands. If the battery on these devices are irreplaceable and they give out after 2 years of ownership — I wouldn’t even say “2 years of use” because I definitely did not use and/or charge this device enough times to warrant serious battery degradation —then that seems like planned obsolescence to me.

    If $79 for two years of use is fine for you, then by all means make this purchase as you will enjoy this product. If a 2 year lifetime and asking price seems steep, please reconsider. Don’t fall for the design and marketing for this product. If these reviews are anything to go by, it looks like you will be stuck with an overpriced plastic fake Pencil once it reaches the end of its battery life.

    I fully expect more 1 star reviews to begin trickling out once others have had their Pencils for some time.

    66 of 71 people found this useful

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Too big and too heavy

    My hand after a while hurts , I find the Pencil to be big and very heavy and quite uncomfortable for those who use it for many hours straight

    20 of 28 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Satisfied...kind of

    With easy setup right out of the box, it’s sleek and simple design may be its own down fall.

    The cap and charging adapter is just annoying and begging to be lost
    Gripping is easy but after awhile it gets uncomfortable
    and if your using it on a table, it just rolls away.
    But it charges fast
    seems like the perfect weight and size of an actual pencil
    and it’s super easy to plug in and start using.
    I use it for drawing that is until today. I hadn’t used it for about two months and today it won’t pair. I’ve tried everything, even support and tricks the internet has to offer. I’m not sure if the iOS is to blame or if it’s just done for.
    For the price, it’s a good pen compared to other pro stylus. However be prepared to replace it.

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Charge Apple Pencil sometimes!

    It was sad, that after receiving Apple Pencil as gift, I play only for 2-3 weeks with it and store properly on the shelf. After 1.5 years I decided to unpack it back and draw something in Procreate. The Pencil was dead. It didn't pair/connect with the iPad, because of without periodical charge - battery is slowly dying. Apple didn't replace battery in the pencil, so here we are - buy new one instead. There is big discussion thread on discussions.apple about the problem. Be careful

    37 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Exoensive doodle stick

    The most recent update to Pages/Keynote/Numbers has disabled much of the utility the Apple pencil. The only thing a user can now do with it in those apps is doodle (draw circles/objercts). It no longer acts as an interface between the user and the screen. My $100 investment is pretty much worthless now since high precision screen interactivity was easily over 95% of the value I got from it. Buyer beware. Prior to the software update, I would have given the pencil high marks. The insult... Apple didn’t have to disable one function to enable the other. It is obviously a social engineering decision.

    47 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Pencil

    I have been thinking of buying the pencil to complement my IPad Pro for a while now. I am so glad that I finally took the decision to go for it. It is easy to connect, charge and use. Yes it would be handy to have a case included especially for the price but that hasn’t stopped me giving this product a deserving 5*.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pencil a Complete Dud

    Long time apple user here with over 15 apple products less than two years old in our home.

    Purchased the Apple Pencil 16 months ago never removed from box until yesterday.

    What a waste of money, wont charge, wont connect just does absolutely nothing.

    Of course its now over 12mths old and even though it hasn’t been out of the box, Apple don’t want to know a thing about it.

    This product is by far the worst i have ever purchased from apple over the last twenty years.

    I don’t usually think about other brands but after my experience with Apple Chatswood today i think its time to take my business elsewhere.

    Sometimes there are circumstances that are beyond policy, if I’d used it a hundred times I’d understand, but to have not got one second of use out of the pencil stinks.

    64 of 80 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dont buy to use with iPad pro

    Unless you like going back and forth from pencil to finger skip this wonderful pencil which used to work beautifully
    Now it can no longer
    Pull the dock
    Split a screen
    Or most importantly edit in pages
    The latest updates turn it into a toy instead of a working tool
    Ironically I can pull up the dock in a free third party app but not the Apple dock
    Not being able to use the pencil is pages is horrible and renders it useless

    73 of 82 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it!

    Got this (pencil) as a gift. Didn’t last 6 months, the battery won’t charge anymore & you have to keep up with little parts (cap, lightening charger). It is cool when it worked but that wasn’t long. For $100.00 I would expect more. Feeling ripped off & I wasn’t the one that bought it.

    82 of 93 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best stylus ever!

    I've had my pencil for about 9 months now. I'm in grad school and use my pencil basically everyday for hours at a time. It's amazing and makes note-taking so much easier! I have not had to replace the tip of my pencil yet (the second one that comes with it is still in the package). The only thing I notice is that the tip sometimes gets a little loose when I have been using the pencil >3 hours. Not a big deal- I just tighten it. I highly recommend this pencil for students!

    39 of 49 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil

    Swings and roundabouts for this pencil for me. The weight and feel have quality but there are some issues. The nib slips on the iPad surface so drawing is not easy to control. It doesn't have the resistance of a pencil or pen on paper so writing and drawing take practice. There's also a slight lag between movement and the appearance of lines but, again, you do get reasonably used to that.

    Where it seems to show lack of design development is at charging time. You can't charge your iPad and the pencil at the same time so if both need charging, work grinds to a halt. Which is not uncommon as the iPad eats juice when you are drawing or writing. And, of course, if the pencil dies, it's coffee time again waiting for it to charge as you can't work and charge at the same time.

    After all that, should it be mentioned that there's no pencil holder with the iPad Pro Apple case so you need to use chewing gum to keep them together. Or a third party one where someone has taken the trouble to think these things through.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Perfect Stylus

    I have been using Apple Pencil for 4 months now, and its incredible. The palm rejection, its precision, the thickness, and ease of charging it, the Apple Pencil is the best Apple accessory ever made.

    24 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best stylus for the iPad.

    I’ve had a lot of styli in the past. Including the cheap eraser type and some others from adonit. This is by far my favorite. No complaints from me. Though I do wish it had some kind of optional cap to protect the tip.

    27 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Years ago, my first tablet was Samsung Note which had a stylus built in. After giving it to my son when I got the iPad Air2, I found myself really missing the Note solely because I used it for writing monthly budgets. I purchased an Adonis stylus to use with the Air2 along with Noteshelf app only to be frustrated every time my palm resting on display while writing left marks. Having recently purchased the iPad Pro, I decided I would give the Apple Pencil a shot. Needless to say, this is by far the BEST stylus I have ever experienced. Handwriting is spot on and there are palm recognition is great—no marks at all!! It is weighted so it feels good in your hand. I highly recommend the Apple Pencil. I did purchase a protective hard case for it through Wish app so I could carry it my purse without fear of it being damaged.

    26 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best stylist EVER!!

    It took me about 2 minutes to get acclimated to how the pencil and iPad work together. The pencil is absolutely amazing!! I love how natural it feels and that I can rest my hand on the iPad as I am writing.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Disappointed

    I have not even used the pencil and I have already lost the stupid cap when plugging it in to charge.

    47 of 97 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don’t Believe Any Haters

    Best stylus ever made, hand down. The reactivity and capability are unparalleled. I dare you to find a better stylus.

    24 of 42 people found this useful