• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Pencil ever!!!

    I only have had the 9.7 iPad pro and pencil for 2 weeks and i love it. I did much research into finding a tablet I can write on like pen and paper even purchased a under $150 tablet that was a big disappointment(grandkids have it now).You get what you pay for. This pencil is the most natural way of writing on a tablet. I have used this everyday I even have a screen protector on my pro with no noticeable difference in response. Love the palm rejection it is the best I have ever experienced. No more searching for my notes and sketches everything in one place is awesome. I have not had an issue with the cap at this point. I have a very slim carrying case that my pencil slides right next to the pro with no issues.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Technology - Definitely Worth the Price

    I love the Apple Pencil. It is a highly useful tool that is great to use while taking notes or drawing. I prefer it over a stylus because it feels more natural and more like a regular pen. It's very nice to bring my iPad Pro and Apple Pencil to a meeting to take notes rather than wasting paper. It's far more useful than a stylus. The narrow end allows for more precise movements and detail. I enjoy drawing and designing basic clip art, so the Apple Pencil works far better for those projects. However, if you are going to purchase this to just use as a glorified stylus, save your money. This is such a cool piece of technology and shouldn't be used as just a stylus.

    Prior to buying this, I scoped out reviews and noticed a few concerns. Apple will need to sell extra tips at some point, but there is no point in taking away a star because of that. I have no need for extra tips at this point, and I have my spare pieces stored in a safe place where they won't get lost. The cap on top of the pencil is a little loose, as others have shared, but, once again, there is no issue with it. The magnet is sufficient to hold it in place.

    In conclusion, I highly recommend the Apple Pencil. Take care of it and the extra pieces it comes with, and you won't have an issue.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It Just Works

    I've had my pencil and 9.7" iPad Pro for couple months now and I love it. It is as natural as writing on real paper, and now I don't have to use up paper (and I have an undo button and flexibility in color and type of drawing tool). I've tried various styluses in the past, but I have always much preferred a pen and paper for note taking and designing for responsiveness, accuracy, and overall feel. This is the first time I have actually preferred the digital version!

    I had read several reviews complaining that the cap it too easy to lose. I have never had any trouble with this, because it is held on with a magnet and has not come off with my pulling it off. And when charging, I set the cap next to the pencil, and because charging is so quick, I never have time to misplace it or move it around.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally

    The Apple Pencil is an awesome product in most apps. Some of the apps (that sell their own pens) don't support the pencil and while it works, it doesn't deal with palm recognition very well. But apps like Good Notes that actually see the pen and have no finger or palm writing when it is on, work absolutely like paper. The pen has a nice feel to it when writing and I finally have a way to write on my iPad for notes instead of constantly having to deal with paper.

    I absolutely love it.

    P.S. I gave it 4 out of 5 because I am tired of having to carry this longer than any pen/pencil I've ever seen around with me. Should have had some way to attach it to the iPad or at least to the apple keyboard that is supposed to be so awesome. Don't buy their keyboard, it is terrible.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pencil - much more than just a stylus.

    This was bought to replace an Adonit Jot Touch for use with Adobe Creative Cloud apps. The Pencil is extremely good, offering very good levels of latency and sensitivity. An immediate advantage I found is that in use with the Adobe CC apps, it is not necessary to calibrate by telling the system at what angle you hold the pencil, unlike the Adonit.
    It also feels very sturdy/robust in the hand. Apart from the minor drawback of the cap over the Lightning connector which some say could be prone to being mislaid; my only other criticism would be that the Pencil lacks a finger-grip, so I have found it slips a little during prolonged use.
    Aside from this, the Apple Pencil is a great compement to the iPad Pro.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great tool, well designed

    The Apple Pencil is a beautifully designed item. It smooth outer, magnetic lightning cover, and side weighted design that puts the logo facing up when on a table is a subtle but very cool design feature!

    There is zero delay in using the Pencil with apps, whether drawing or writing. Very impressive when compared to other stylus' on the iPad Air :)

    There is an unintended positive outcome of having the Pencil and iPad Pro - my 2yr old toddler absolutely loves drawing on the iPad with the Pencil now... Expensive "toy" but very cool

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Everything I dreamed off (expect one thing)

    Pencil is AMAZING! Finally - a stylus that actually writes like a pen. Accuracy is spot on and no marks from my hand. Worth every penny. Now - my complaint.... no extra caps available. It should come with an extra cap (it does come with an extra tip) and extra caps be sold (you can purchase extra tips). It can fall off easily. I thought I lost the cap and tech support couldn't get me a new one (thankfully it was in the bottom of my purse). I had to purchase a teether thing off Amazon (ruining the look of my pencil). Hoping to be able to purchase extra caps soon.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product, But Has Potential for Improvements

    The Pencil itself works great with my new smaller Pro. I really love how it writes, and it feels very natural to draw with. Charging and pairing is FAST! I have absolutely ZERO complaints with functionality. However, there are a couple of things, Apple, that would just make this SO much better:

    1. Put a CLIP on it! Seriously, I do know how to take care of my things, but as a teacher who is dealing with approximately 19,872 things at a time, I have a tendency to put it down and then forget where on my desk I put it. This often results in a brief flight into panic-mode until I locate it again. My husband was able to steal a cheap clip off of some other pen in our office and put it on my Apple Pencil and... VOILA! Have not misplaced it since! I now keep it clipped to a lanyard around my neck, but someone could also just as easily clip it to a shirt or a jacket pocket or something. For something like 20 cents, it seems like an easy adjustment to make to the product.
    2. Figure out a better method for charging. I agree with other reviews, that it's awkward and potentially hazardous to both the Pro and the Pencil to have it sticking out of the back of the iPad while it charges. And the little (and I mean TINY) adaptor that it comes with is just silly - I'm amazed I haven't lost it yet... Why not a wire charging cable that has a USB end? That way you could plug it directly into the wall-charger, plus there would be a lesser chance of losing it.
    3. Have replacement caps (for the eraser end) for sale separately. I very nearly lost mine when someone bumped into me while I was using it and hit it just so - popped right off and rolled under a shelf. I tore my ENTIRE classroom apart trying to find that silly thing. I just kept thinking: That's a $100 pencil...
    4. Cases for the Pro should have some physical slot/strap/clip to secure the Pencil for transport. The magnet on the case is just too weak to hold it on securely. I know the Otterbox case for the 13" Pro has a clip for the Pencil, but Apple's own cases don't? Come on now...

    Aside from these areas that offer potential for improvement, I LOVE my Pencil! Just to be clear - it's a great product that works EXACTLY the way it should!

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Satisfied

    Very responsive and accurate. Best stylus I have ever used, I have pencil 53, and other stylus for college class note taking. Apple Pencil is the best, nice palm rejection and more. Now Apple sells the replaceable tips. Some people reviewing the magnetic cap is easy missing, just keep your thing, u Lo be good, it's not a technical issue. Charging is fast. U got have some trade off btw accuracy and battery. The tips working for me so far for the first three month with the extensive note taking. And Apple Pencil is very sensitive, u don't need to press down hard to make noisy sound as some people report as a con

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointed in the Apple Pencil

    When I first got my iPad Pro I was so happy. At that time i also decided to get the Apple Pencil. I invested in the pencil thinking I was getting a superior product. I was so disappointed not only was it a hefty price for the product but I had several problems. The first one being the cap. This cap is not very well secured to the pencil. It can get misplaced or lost very easily. Second I was very discouraged because you have to charge it. I already have several things to charge i.e. Phone, iPad, watch and now the pencil. The last one being the itty bitty charger that comes with the pencil. It can also be easily lost or misplaced. So for the hefty price I think I got an inferior product.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Pencil

    When I saw the iPad pro release video and the capability of the pencil, I knew I had to have it. I used the old tablet PC and loved it for handwriting notes while I was studying and cutting back on paper (and losing notes).
    To me the pencil feels great in the hand, its natural and easy to write with and has a good weight. When using apps designed for it, its incredibly well designed... the way you can press lightly for light strokes and harder to create darker strokes is fantastic in drawing/sketching apps. Tilt the pencil on its side and you get shading. Its totally made me want to draw again. I mostly use one note for note taking and adobe sketch or draw for drawing and doodling.
    The downsides, I did have a moment when the pencil didn't seem to behave properly. This was due to the nib becoming loose... and theres only one spare so definitely don't want to lose that. It would be nice to have a clip or somewhere to store it.. I keep it in a bag alongside my iPad pro but I have left it at a friends place one having forgotten to put it back. Its expensive but works fantastically.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant for writing

    I purchased the pencil to go with my new iPad Pro with a view of them replacing my notebook and pen. I am a university student who takes many notes in class as well as does the occasional bit of writing at home. I can see this device replacing my notebook for many tasks. You can tell you are writing on glass rather than paper however it feels natural and I have adjusted instantly.

    Low latency and long battery life provide an excellent user experience. I am not brilliant at drawing so can't make recommendations on this front however from playing with the device and seeing what others have created with it, it has huge potential.

    Cannot fault the functionality or the look of the product and would recommend to anyone.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best of the bunch

    I've used others. They are now sitting in a drawer awaiting the next best thing. The Apple Pencil is it! Responsive, easy to hold, re-charageabel. I love it.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great tech but poor materials and ergonomics

    Technically, the thing is awesome, but major cons, if you want to take notes in public:
    1. Noisy! Pencil on iPad glass makes an annoying click-clack noise every time you apply the tip to the iPad screen. There's less clicky-clack if you write in cursive, but if you write in block/print, you're gonna draw annoying glances from those around you. From my wife the first day I got my Pencil, as I was trying to write quietly in a room while she was reading: "Um, Hon...is that necessary?"
    2. Rolls around: because Apple decided on a perfectly round pencil, it rolls all over the place on your desk, counter, etc.
    3. Lost: there's only a mild magnetic feature on the end, but otherwise, the thing doesn't clip to anything (Hello, after-market pen clip thingies).
    The noisy tip-click-on-glass issue is a deal-killer for me. I'm returning it.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product but----

    A really great product, accurate, easy to use, comes with a spare nib and connecter.
    Very comfortable to hold and extremely quick .
    The only drawback I have found is the protective top for the lightening connector. It's magnetic, which is fine, but is very small and is easily lost. I happen to have lost mine. It could be improved by actually attatching it to the pencil with a small cord.
    So apple, can you take this into account when the mark 2 comes out please?

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    I bought the iPad Pro to use the procreate app, and it was useless without the pencil. It's functions extraordinarily and is comfortable to grip. It's designed beautifully and is easy to use, the pressure is great, and the artwork I've made with it is the best yet! Thank you apple!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Executional Issues Make it Barely Better than an Index Finger

    The idea of a pencil is nice. The slick white plastic barrel is way cool; but it is impossible to hold for long. It's too slippery.

    This is just one tiny example of the triumph of coolness over function that pervades this design. Here are some other examples. To recharge it you pull the eraser end off the pencil and plug the pencil into the charging cord. But wait: they are both male connectors. The dual female connector is in the box the pencil shipped in. And that's somewhere else. Twenty minutes later you hook everything together. But it pops apart. Why? That female to female connector that appears to be the same on both ends fits differently in one orientation than in the other. While you weren't looking the connection popped apart.

    One important user interface rule broken by this connector is that functionally different things should appear to be different. Similarly; things that appear to be the same should have identical functions. It looks reversible, but evidently it is not. Along this line, the pencil ships with two stylus tips, but I cannot tell them apart. Is one a replacement for the other or do they function differently? Finally there is the question of how to store the pencil. You need a third party case to store it on the iPad. Meanwhile, it is always somewhere else. Probably caught in one of those tight areas below a cushion in a couch or chair.

    So, to make up for all these problems the iPencil must offer something better than a finger, right? Not necessarily. I have been unable to master any part of the art of varying line width with it. I find that my fingers are much more facile in doing this. Most irritating of all is that when the battery is dead, the thing does not even function so well as a finger. It makes no marks at all!

    Some accomplished artists who draw a lot with pens and pencils probably will find this a promising category worthy of further development. My house is full of Apple products, but I will not buy another iPencil until this product is sharpened up a lot.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good job

    I like

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The pen works in a funny, yet great manner

    As we all know, Apple has been making new and creative technology every one or two years. Some of the technology is not worth buying because there were very few changes. I believe that this one is worth buying because it has a new concept by Apple and the calibration is fairly great. The main use for this is when we draw, our fingers are to big. That is probably the reason why Apple created this extraordinary device.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    By far the best stylus ever

    I have had a Pencil by Fifty Three, a Sensu brush, and several other lesser styli, and so even though I am not a professional artist or anything, I just HAD to get the Apple Pencil. I am super impressed! It is by FAR the most accurate and responsive stylus ever, with by far the best palm rejection ever made. Writing notes on the iPad Pro 9.7 is almost as easy as writing on paper. Drawing feels great as well. The pencil has a nice weight to it, and the diameter feels just like a regular pen or pencil. I love that it isn't too fat.

    I do not use it heavily (basically just have it in case I am in the mood to sketch or take notes!) so I am not too worried about the tip not being replaceable, but I agree that will eventually be a problem. The cap might be easy to lose, but only if you aren't careful. The magnet could be a little stronger IMO, but it is sufficient. It charges quickly, and works for a good amount of time before needing recharge.

    I recommend a glass screen protector (which I do not yet have) because I was taking notes at an interview, and evidently I was writing so fast that I put too much pressure, and now I can read a line of cursive on my regular plastic screen protector. Oops. So just be careful not to get a scratchable screen protector.

    The reliable palm rejection is great, because even a child can use this. I was having my youngest son practice his spelling words by writing them on my iPad to make it less boring, and he was able to lay his hand in any position and write in a natural way, which is difficult for kids using any other stylus.

    I would recommend anyone buy this just to have it, because it is *that* good. Apple hit it out of the park on this one, IMO.

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