• 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.

    7 of 7 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.

    20 of 23 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.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stops working after less than two charges.

    Dissapointing. Throwing good money away.

    13 of 17 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.

    19 of 21 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.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No replacement parts

    I cannot believe that Apple as of today, still does not provide replacement parts for the pencil, specifically the magnetic cap and the little charger adapter. I guess in the planning department, they do not have cats or small children who get into things...overall it is a nice product, but those are GLARING omissions.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    I’ve been planing to get the IPad Pro - Apple Pencil system for awhile and finally purchased them in the last week. I set it up over the weekend and selected my apps. Then yesterday I was in meeting number 3 and it quit on me. Charge was good, fully paired, no other reasons why it should not be working except a defective device. I cannot recommend buying this device for every day use to go paperless.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil

    I've been using the Apple Pencil to take notes on Grammer. The Pencil works so much better than a stylus. My handwriting is still shoddy but it's much better than when I used a stylus. It has the feel and weight of a real pen. I love it!!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good

    Apple Pencil worked great for a while. Then stopped pairing with my device. Could never get it to pair again. Would not recommend purchase. Other sketch pens I've used work better and more reliable.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cannot be charged anymore! Don't buy it!!

    Yes, it is a great product when it works. HOWEVER, my experience is just like many users here that the Pencil cannot be charged anymore after a period of no usage. Very disappointed by this Apple product!! I once thought that Apple products were great, but now I have changed my mind.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Charge - No Use

    I purchased an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil about a year and a half ago. I used the pencil for a couple of days three or four times during meetings. It worked great and I was pleased with the product. The pencil ended up sitting in my iPad case for about 6 months without being used. This week I removed the pencil to charge in preparation for an upcoming meeting and the device wouldn't hold a charge. I consulted Support, but attempts to pair or charge the pencil were unsuccessful. According to other customer posts, this has been a problem with the product. If the cost of the device was more affordable I would, begrudgingly, purchase another. But for $99 that's out of my price range. My expectation is that products do fail and a company cannot tell what damage may have been caused by the user, but if there are known issues or reoccurring problems, I could only hope a company would stand behind their product.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mixed Bag - We need a 2.0 version asap

    The cap serves no purpose. Lose the cap and your life immediately improves. Charging is ridiculously awkward and inconvenient. Can't charge it from the vga dongle while you teach, even though the dongle has a lightning port. Very fragile: one drop with the tip down from 2 feet and you bend the metal nib and it's garbage. On the other hand, the writing is fabulous. I'm using it for everything. Can't wait for the 2.0 version.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly Built - Apple is a company where "Dreams go to Die"

    I used this device less than twenty times... put it away, safe keeping for the moments I need it. Took it out and attempted to use it only to find that the battery is toast. Will not accept charges and is useless. Warranty lapsed after a year, though I've barely used the device.
    DO NOT BUY AN IPAD or PENCIL... Apple is no longer a company of quality. They're a company where "Dreams go to DIE"

    20 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil

    I am a relatively new Apple user, and I recently upgraded my Air 2 to the new Pro. I'm a college professor, so my main interest stems from a desire to move away from paper notes to electronic. Problem was, no stylus was really effective or accurate enough for my taste. I read extensive reviews on the Apple Pencil before deciding to purchase it, and I could not be happier with it. It's accuracy, and flow in taking notes is only surpassed by pen and paper. I saw numerous complaints about the length, slippery surface, losing the magnetic cap and the USB connector, as well as damage incurred in drops. To be safe, I also purchased the 4 count of extra tips, leather case, and have kept both the extra tip and USB connector in the original packaging for safe-keeping. While I have been careful when using it, I have had none of these problems. If the Pencil is not in my hand, it's in the leather case for protection. In the week or so I've had it, I've charged it a total of two times (and it's seen extensive use). I actually prefer to use the Pencil for normal use outside of note-taking. I highly recommend the Apple Pencil for use with the Pro. It only takes a very light touch rather than a harder tap like I found necessary with my Dot Pen for the Air 2. As far as legibly writing in the notes app, I am able to write in cursive without any issue.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless after one year

    Total waste of money. Battery dead and locked at 3% within 1 year of extremely light and gentle use, won't recharge anymore at all.
    Repair costs close to the price of a new one. I expected a longer lifespan for an Apple product.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well, but...

    Unfortunately there is nowhere to keep the pencil safe on an iPad. The pencil does not even have a clip, similar to the cheapest of the cheap BIC pens would have. The pencil is best kept on your desk at home, rather than being taken anywhere... Which makes it kind of pointless to have this in the first place.
    Great functionality, yes, but poor design. Useless as a day-to-day working accessory.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but could be improved!

    First off, let me say I love this Pencil!
    I've owned it for nearly seventeen months and have used it nearly every day. It's been dropped more than a few times and it stilll works perfectly fine. I've had to replace my tip three times, which I don't think is too bad after so much use. I ordered the replacement tips directly from Apple one afternoon and was very surprised that they arrived by FedEx the very next day!!
    There are a few minor things that I think could be improved; I do think the Pencil is a little too smooth, it could use some sort of texture for better grip. Its a bit top heavy, like not balanced correctly. The tips become loose when using the Pencil for long periods.
    I cannot wait for iOS11 and all the new things I'll be able to do with my Pencil! This is the best accessory!! I wish it worked with my phone too!

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good enough for 3 stars

    The Apple Pencil is a great accessory. It did change the way I use my iPad. I used to use the iPad for movies, mostly. For business, it was mainly my MacBook or iPhone. Now, with the Apple Pencil, I use my iPad for just about anything. I hardly use my MacBook, and the iPhone is used mostly for calls and quick checks of my emails. However, I am giving it 3 stars because I had to buy: cap with a stylus (I didn't want to wear out the tip and the cap is not secure, and falls off rather easily ), a cover and tether for the cap (since it falls off easily), cover and tether for the charging adapter (otherwise, its small and easy, very easy, to lose), cover for the tip, magnetic sleeve (to protect the pen from drops and the magnet for keeping it attached to the iPad (otherwise, you will never find it when needed). The tip unscrews itself . I found this out when the pencil stopped working no matter what I did. The way to pair and charge the pencil and the iPad is to hook it up to the iPad is....ugh....forget the aesthetics of it (ugly), but it can easily break. So, I like the Apple Pencil after having spent extra money on the things that Apple forgot to do. I'm sure it will stop working in a few months, just like the AirPods did (poor and unreliable connection, lot of static). As with any Apple product that I've purchased, it will probably stop working within 6 months. Actually, my MacBook ("the best and most expensive" one so I was told) started to go blank all of a sudden within a WEEK. Apple "Genius Bar" said "let's erase everything and reset to manufacturer setting," as they always do. I know...I'm going off tangent, but the point I'm trying to make is that the Apple Pencil is great after spending extra money to make it useful....Great product for now and when it works. Oh! One last comment, I end up using the stylus (purchased separately from Amazon) more than the tip. Oh! Also, I had to buy Notability and PDF Expert in order for it to be useful for business. Otherwise, Notes is pretty much useless at least for my business needs.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best stylus I have ever used!

    I have been using my new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil for about a month now. I use my pencil every day, and it has totally changed the way that I interact with my iPad. The pencil is extremely responsive and very smart on battery life. I am not an artist by any stretch, but I enjoy using my pencil for handwriting notes and making abstract art in various apps. Colouring book apps are also a lot of fun. Mainly, I use the pencil for basic navigation that I would normally use my finger for, but I find that the pencil is less straining, and the friction of using my fingers to drag things along the screen is more annoying then remembering where I left my pencil. If you have an iPad Pro, the Apple Pencil is a no brainer, even if you have no technical skills like me.

    4 of 4 people found this useful