• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Best bluetooth stylus, needs design updates

    Works as said, writing has been the best experience on an iPad so far.

    As for the design, like everything else Apple makes, high quality and feels great in the hands.

    Two suggestions, the F/F charging adapter should be built in to the pencil. Second, there should be a removable clip to help secure the pencil, if for any reason, so it doesn't roll off flat surfaces all the time. It should be a multi-piece, modular system that would allow the user to add or take away based on their needs or desire to not lose so many small pieces. Please Apple, if you're going to make the pencil a huge part of the experience, you should think about a case that incorporates storage for a $100 accessory.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wake up call for Jony - Bluetooth implementation blows

    Great to write with but only 1 star for the Bluetooth implementation.

    1) Once paired you should never need to pair again like every other Bluetooth device on the market.
    2) NOT SO. Unlike every other Bluetooth device on the market, if you disable Bluetooth when not in use, users have to pair the Apple Pencil to your iPad Pro again to get it going.
    3) This means increased warranty claims for lightning ports and Pencils because YOU HAVE TO INSERT THE PENCIL (even if fully charged) every time you want to use it.

    68 of 83 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Stylus So Far

    I've tried a number of stylii for writing on my selection of iPads. The rubber bulb versions are fine for poking at icons, etc. but useless for making notes. Adonit's Jot range is far better - I initially tried the Pro but the disk made it unnatural for writing. The Jot Script was almost there but I had to slow my writing down for the lag; it then started disconnecting at random and became unusable. The Jot Dash, my next purchase, was almost ideal - no wrist protection as it didn't use Bluetooth, and still a bit of lag, but it was comfortable and worked well enough for my note taking.

    However, having got myself the 9.7" iPad Pro and the Pencil, all others fall way. Well enough isn't good enough. This Pencil works as a pencil - naturally. It's comfortable in the hand and has imperceptible lag when writing or sketching. I hate to say it but it just works.

    Why not 5 stars? It lacks a clip and the lightning adapter and cap seem too easy to lose. I've sorted the first issue by adding my own clip (one for the Space Pen, held firmly in place with a patch of white electrical tape - not pretty but it works). Regarding the loose bits, there are tags already on the market to attach them - pity Apple didn't think to get in first. As others have said, a case would have been nice - perhaps a slim one with a pocket clip.

    As is often the case, Apple haven't invited the stylus, they've just made the idea work. Overall, pretty good for the mark I.

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It is as fluid as pen on paper

    The Apple Pencil paired with my iPad Pro is a game changer for college note taking! I've found Penultimate as my choice software thus far.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to lose and very glitchy

    I complained about lack of preparation for the Apple Pencil after I received it. It's like they never thought someone would want to secure the pencil somehow. How is it that they could miss such a fundamental function? The pencil works okay but I experience lag time when I use it. It is nothing like you see on the videos they provide. Sometimes it takes 3-4 tries to get it to start working. It is particularly bad with microsoft word. I have used it to write a 5 letter word and I finished before the first letter shows up and then it just randomly skips a letter???? If I try to go back and write that missing letter in the empty spot it just highlights one of the letters next to it. I have read the artist side of this and it seams like they love it. Perhaps those programs do not lag or make gaps. Perhaps those programs allow editing without loosing the things you do not want to lose. I find the pencil no better than a stylet for everyday function. The worst part right now is that even though I knew the pencil had to be stored on my own because apple failed completely to allow compatible attachment to iPad pro or smart keyboard cover, I have lost the pencil. I know i am responsible for this because I lost it not them. I wouldn't buy another because the same thing will probably happen. I feel like every time i take my iPad Pro somewhere its complicated because of the pencil. That problem is gone now. Knowing this now I would not have spent the incredibly high price for the iPad Pro or the Apple Pencil. All the technology in the world does not make for forgetting about the user experience and simplified function. I would not recommend the pencil because everyone will lose it eventually. Maybe that is the plan.

    58 of 81 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    apple pencl

    absolutely the best stylus i've ever used.completely amazed with how responsive it is.this feels like a real pencil.apple nailed this one right out of the ballpark. thank you apple for such a great product.

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Stellar! Apple Pencil + iPad Pro = Cintiq killer! :)

    Absolutely, hands-down the most amazing creative tool for the iPad. Period. In fact, having an iPad Pro without one of these would be akin to having a Ferrari without the gas pedal.

    Fluid, impeccably designed and it just plain feels good to work with. It has some weight to it.

    If you're a graphic designer or just an avid note taker, I would highly recommend it!

    103 of 123 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Agree with all the 5 star reviews but...

    My beef with the pencil is that at $99 it still breaks like a #2 pencil. All the guts are still inside and functional, but just barely. It is stored in my pocket on the go as there is nowhere else to put it. Working in the reclaimed wood business things get pretty physical sometimes and I don't always remember to put the Pencil back in the truck. I've never had an apple pruduct scratch, crack, or break, and I've owned just about all of them. That's why this particular crunch was so heartbreaking. I trust those Apple engineers will figure it out.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice but designed poorly!

    Pencil does what it says however it's very very slippery and hard to hold. Rolls around like ball. So slippery its rolled away and NO where to be found now. Bothersome while I had it and now that it's gone I had to write a review so others know to be careful and hopefully Apple will read so they can think about it. Texturize the area the fingers touch when holding and/or have a place to store it in the iPad's cases!! I purchased ipadpro, pencil, and case! 2 months later no pencil. Very disappointing because it's a design flaw.

    63 of 84 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the Pencil, best ever, but there's one little item...

    ...yeah, one little item that I've lost and it seems as if the item is designed to be lost, apparently – the small Lightening adapter. Because there are times when my iPad is charging and I can't spare that single iPad Lightening connection to charge the Pencil. I need that Lightening adapter and a good, no, GREAT, Lightening-USB cable to do what I need to do.

    It really baffles me that Apple, the world's leader in functional and elegant packaging, didn't think to create some type of permanent "Pencil box" to use for the Apple Pencil, Lightening adapter, removable cap and a couple of extra tops. That they didn't is the single fault of the Pencil...

    ...which is a joy to use. If you have used a stylus or puck previously, for creating or retouch work, jotting notes to yourself on your Newton, etc., you'll keep the Pencil right beside you and with more and more apps becoming Pencil aware you'll find yourself u been included with the iPad Pro, but it's such a worthwhile, essential, must-have accessory item for iPad Pro owners that I've forgiven Apple for not having enough on hand when the Pro began shipping. But they're in most Apple Stores, now, and available online with very little wait time.

    29 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Happy

    Brought an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil as I like to draw and it has been a wonderful experience with the iPad Pro. Very responsive. It has also been great as a Stylus and using the Markup feature in iOS 9. Lastly, this pencil goes forever on battery and when I need to charge, it plugs into the iPad charger conveniently I would recommend this product.

    24 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great pencil but with major flow

    This pencil is really great - it works just as advertised and I like it a lot....but I end up constantly looking for it and misplacing it. I wish it was magnetized to stick to the side of the iPad. My brother got Surface and was braging to me how pen for surface sticks to the side of the tablet. I wish apple pencil would do the same. That's why I'm giving it only 3 out of 5 stars.

    66 of 77 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but only for a few Apps

    Works well for some apps e.g. Apple Notes, but unfortunately until more apps are able to reduce the latency issue, it's pretty much just a very expensive stylus.

    50 of 58 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect

    I really - really like the Apple pen! After a few months of using it I have a couple enhancements that will help take tips to the next level.

    1. It feels like you are writing on glass. Yes I know that is what I am doing, but it should feel like I am writing on paper. So I think that a tip that creates more friction would help that

    2. Where in the heck do I store it???? Apple's cover or protectors have a place to hold or store the pen when traveling or just stop it from rolling away.

    3. There is nothing for people that like their writing implement to be a little thicker. I know this is an accessory and apple usually handle that end, but it would help enhance to usefulness of the Apple pen perhaps a standard pen clip??????

    I use the pen for everything, I seldom use my finger to use the IPad Pro. It helps keep the screen clean, I know Steve Jobs was in favor of the finger and it was what separated Apple from the rest but I do prefer a pointing device in most cases.

    The ability to charge the pen by plugging it in to the IPad Pro is awesome! It can fully charge in minutes (for me 15-25).

    There is an adapter the you use to plunge the pen in to a standard Apple power cord. Excellent!!! And there is a spare tip, again excellent!!!

    As with most things Apple $99 is a bit steep but it works out of the box and is a perfect addition to the IPad Pro along with the Smart Keyboard.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great iPad Tool But Has Design Flaw

    Having purchased the iPad Pro, I decided to also order the Apple Pencil to go with it so that I can handwrite information during times when I can not type.

    The overall design and concept are great, but Apple made a serious design flaw with regards to the charging system on the pencil.

    Instead of a male Lightening connector hidden under the cap, it should have had a female connector so that charging cords could be plugged directly in instead of relying on a small female to female connector which is very easy to lose and Apple does not appear to sell a replacement (which would probably be $10~$15!!).

    Overall I love the device but the charging system leaves something to be desired especially for business travelers such as myself.

    36 of 40 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Please give me a place to store it!

    I love writing and drawing with the Apple pencil. I carry my iPad Pro, with a keyboard cover and the Apple Pencil with me to most of my meetings, every day. It's the first stylus I've ever been able to use successfully to take handwritten notes in a meeting.

    The problem is where to put it? There's no slot or loop in the iPad or keyboard cover for holding the pencil, so it naturally goes in my pocket between meetings. The problem? The pencil is slick, so it occasionally falls out (once in my car and once in a conference room, so far). When it doesn't fall out, I occasionally forget and leave it in my pocket. Ever wonder if an Apple Pencil will survive a trip through the washer and drier? It won't. last night, I pulled my Apple Pencil out of the drier for the second time in two months. Broken, again. I won't be buying another until I can figure out how to keep it from happening again.

    44 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING tool

    One of the best products from Apple, excellent job thumbs up

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple pencil -best pencil ever used

    Very handy for taking notes and sketching ....it has no lag and an excellent design ...Jony Ive and apple u people rock

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "Can't remember where I put that Apple Pencil"

    I finally got the Apple Pencil...had to wait a bit for the keyboard cover but now I have my iPad Pro, the iPad Pro keyboard cover, and the Apple Pencil.

    Currently the three "tiny" items still located in the original long slim cardboard box...Let's see where did I put that?

    A little case to hold these small items with a magnetic pen holder loop works for me ...The items would be visible kept in one location and handy when using the the pencil. How about creating something like "The Apple iPouch...accessory case...in different sizes". I would most certainly get one or all. You can never have enough storage.

    I love my apple products..your marketing is outstanding...the visuals of your products have an almost subliminal effect on me...I've been looking at a new Mac Book Air...mmmmmmm

    67 of 95 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    you will wonder how you ever got by without it

    I used my iPad Pro for a little over a month before the Pencil arrived. Wow, has it been an awesome addition! I love to draw and sketch, but I'm no artist and far removed from the professional need of the Pencil. But, using the pencil has been instrumental to me lately, whether it be designing a logo for my sister's business, or jotting some notes down. Once you get one, you will wonder how you ever got by without it :)

    20 of 30 people found this useful