• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    best ever

    it makes life so much easier.just got it and paired it to my iPad pro

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not ready for prime time

    The function of the pencil is great, BUT...
    1. It is too long and does not fit in my pocket
    2. It is too slick and my fingers slide down it or become tired trying to hold on to it
    3. The cap is too small and will get lost
    4. The charging adaptor is too small and will get lost
    5. I do not know of any way to tell when the pencil is fully charged-no lights, no beep, no signals.
    6. I do not know of a way to tell when the pencil needs charging.
    7. The price is too great to deal with these practical matters.
    8. It doesn't work with anything else that I own that comes from Apple.
    9. I believe there are other options that are smaller, less expensive and just as precise that will serve my needs.
    10. I do not paint or draw, so the applicable benefits in this area are not needed.

    Therefore, the lack of value exceed the benefits for me.

    45 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Steve is rolling over in his grave

    I loved this device for about 5 minutes. Then it lost it's Bluetooth connection. And after recharging and reconnecting about 100 times my patience wore thin. Support asked me to provide the serial number which I was told is printed on the Lightning connector. Really?? I could have sworn it wasn't there at all, but after using a 10x magnifying glass I could barely read the smallest, faintest numbers I've ever seen on any consumer device. Support also suggested I reset my network settings, which did nothing. At one point I thought I had lost that ridiculous male-to-male Lighting adaptor, which would have rendered the device useless. Losing the stupid little white end cap would just be annoying since it's just a dust cover, but without the equally small and more easily lost Lightning adaptor you're screwed.

    I cannot believe Steve would not have allowed this thing to go to market. It is an technology advance but severely lacking in the common-sense practically that Steve insisted on.

    60 of 80 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    Pretty chill. You dont have to sharpen it.

    13 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lovely device but so impractical really

    I woukd rate it 5 stars if the designers had considered what happens when you aren't actually using it. The weight on 1 side is nice when you put it down and it stays there but if there is any kind of slope it'll just roll away.

    As others have said the magnetic lightning cover is just being too be lost...should have been a screwtop.

    No clip for it so it's bound to get lost...even cheap normal pens have clips so why on earth did apple not consider that?

    Lovely to use, crisp and quick...

    Far far too expensive...

    44 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute best out there

    The incredible precision and accuracy of this pencil is outstanding and exceeds all expectations.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 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.

    67 of 82 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.

    34 of 43 people found this useful

  • 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!

    102 of 122 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.

    47 of 53 people found this useful

  • 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.

    22 of 24 people found this useful