• 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.

    5 of 5 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

    5 of 6 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.

    10 of 10 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*.

  • 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.

    29 of 41 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

    37 of 43 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.

    46 of 55 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!

    26 of 31 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.

    7 of 8 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.

    15 of 18 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.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!!

    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.

    19 of 22 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.

    11 of 14 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.

    28 of 67 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.

    16 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great but is a royal pain to own

    I bought the Pencil to work with my iPad Pro.

    It is without a doubt the most “un-Apple” product I’ve ever bought from Apple.
    The ability to turn the pencil upside down and use as an eraser - the most natural, intuitive thing in the world - is prevented - becuase the eraser end is where the charging/paring plug is. It is concealed under a very easy to lose cap. Every time you want to charge the pencil - you are going to have to remove and keep track of the cap.

    And to connect it the charger, you need to have with you the little female-female adapter that is provided with the pencil. So it’s fish the adaptor out, connect it to the wall charger cable. There is no indicator on the pencil itself as to state of charge.

    So after leaving it charging for a while, you have to disconnect it, store the tiny adaptor in a place you can find it later and then replace the connector cap on the pencil.

    Did I mention you have to keep track of all these tiny parts for the pencil to work?

    The pencil works fine but gosh, the total ownership experience at this price point is a head scratcher - and you would have an expectation of a better user experience than this from Apple.

    If you have to get it go ahead - but if possible wait for a version 2 to see if any of this needless busy work is eliminated.

    54 of 64 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs improvements.

    Overall, I'm undecided on how I feel about the ipad pro+apple pencil. For reference, I had a samsung galaxy note 10.1 2014 edition before it broke, and it was way ahead of its time in terms of stylus use. I switched to apple because I've had the least amount of laggy interface issues/crashes with ios vs android or windows.
    The good: I'm a student but also an artist, so the surface pro and pencil weren't precise enough for me. There are some really great apps that take advantage of palm-blocking and can customize the pressure curve when drawing. It's a well-balanced piece of hardware and good for note-taking.I liked the S-pen except for how tiny it was. I have small hands and it was still pretty uncomfortable.
    The meh:
    -Bluetooth connectivity seems to be the standard for these kinds of styli, but it'd be much better to follow in the s-pen's footsteps and have a stylus that doesn't need to be charged separately. You can't use the apple pencil while it's charging even if it's attached to an outlet, but the S-pen draws power wireless from the tablet so yeah, potentially shorter battery life, but outlets are EVERYWHERE and the iPad's battery charges really efficiently.
    -It also doesn't attach to the ipad so you'll need to find a case to hold the pencil and its tiny bits (the cap and llightning-to-lightning adapter). So yeah, don't lose it.
    -lack of eraser. It's called a pencil. It should have an eraser.
    The bad: Price and durability have long been sore spots for pencil users.
    -I got mine as a refurb which doesn't make a difference really. Apple needs to offer protection on these things because the material they're made of is super bad at shock absorption. Luckily I've dropped mine maybe once, but it's too slippery and brittle.
    -I've seen a lot of complaints about the battery too, and if apple had a good replacement policy, that'd be one thing, but there's no way to replace the battery so you have to get a new one. If you're lucky, you can get it replaced for free, but otherwise, you pay full price again.

    34 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would not recommend buying

    For $100 I would expect this pencil to last longer then 8 months. The pencil already gave out on me, will no longer connect and battery life is not 12 hours. I did go through all recommended trouble shoot option and chatted with multiple representatives and nothing worked. Not worth what they charge! Very disappointed in this Apple product

    69 of 74 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil for iPad Pro

    I purchased the iPad Pro and purchased the pen as a natural companion. A few weeks on ... the pen just isn't practical and there are limited daily uses ... buyers regret yes! iPad awesome - 5 stars. Pen - 2 stars.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful battery life. This has planned obsolescence written all over it.

    Only used it a few times, after a few months not having used it, won't charge anymore. Seems the battery is dead. No replacement possible. The only solution is to buy a new one (?????).

    I'm not taking part in this planned obsolescence. No more Apple pencil. At least with the phones, batteries can get replaced.
    But the pencil feels like a big middle finger slapped straight on your face with a big "Thank you for the money" from apple followed by "thanks for buying another one".

    Thanks for the offer though. Really. Not.

    73 of 79 people found this useful