• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing design, durable!

    The Apple pencil is an amazing product. I can't believe how life like and responsive the pencil performs. It's an accurate representation of pencil to paper. I too have dropped the pencil and in no way shape or form has it bent or shown any indication of breaking. My two young children also use the pencil and they adore using it to create pictures and practice their letters. I would highly recommend this product. The design and feel of the pencil is top notch...Apple's design team turned a simple, every day design into a next generation designing tool. No complaints, very happy customer.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No Other Stylus Compares In Performance and Design

    I've had my Apple Pencil for a couple weeks now and can say confidently that this is the best computing accessory that Apple has come out with in years.

    Competition
    I've tried them all. I have the 53 Pencil ($50), the Adonit Jot Touch ($99) and many others. I thought it didn't get any better than the Adonit Jot Touch (which is a great BLE hard tip stylus), but within a few seconds of using Apple Pencil it become immediately obvious that it's leaps ahead of anything else out there.

    I need to take a lot of notes for work on a daily basis. Until recently the Goodnotes App on my iPad Air 2 and the Jot Touch was my Go-To alternative for replacing pen/paper and converting handwriting to text. Now I'm using the Apple Pencil with Goodnotes and OneNote exclusively for everything... and it's awesome.

    Couldn't be more impressed with its performance.

    27 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil rocks!

    We've just bought an apple pencil and an iPad pro and it is revolutionary! Incredible drawing power with zero latency. The Adobe apps work best, particularly Adobe Sketch and Adobe Draw. Life is beautiful!

    221 of 266 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good so far

    Matches my Wacom.

    Charging is a bit fiddly, I don't like that I have to plug the thing in. Perhaps v2 could charge via the SmartConnector? At this point, the (Apple) world needs a powered Lightning hub... (-1 point for that)

    Also, as the other review pointed out, it likes to roll off my desk. The size doesn't bother me, but that it likes to escape and drop to the floor is annoying. I get it that edges are not Apple's thing - make v2 slightly oval instead of perfectly round, problem solved.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Super amazing

    I don't own a Mac. So I ain't no kool aid drinking apple fanatic. But I love iPad and I absolutely love iPad Pro for taking notes in college classes. I used many styluses before and they all had substantial limitations in one way or another. I'm talking about the expensive ones too. Apple Pencil is a dream, esp when paired with GoodNotes 4. Works ok with PDF Expert 5, but magic with GoodNotes 4. Super detailed responsiveness, nice pressure functionality, etc. I've done some drawing with it in other drawing programs and it works well there too. My only complaint, which I really hope Apple will address in next version is that it is slick feeling, especially when using for extended period of time and fingers get a little moist/sweaty. I put one of those old school rubber grippy things on mine, which offends the otherwise good design. Still, this thing is far above any other stylus on the market and the extra 40% of screen real estate on iPad pro..... What a dream combo.... Nice work Apple.

    201 of 229 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I am going to lose this thing

    I think by now, anyone buying or about to buy or considering buying this device knows about its technical chops. It definitely surpasses my Cintiq's stylus enough to be noticeable, and leaves any existing ipad styluses in the dust (by a wide margin). Not here to debate any of that. And I do genuinely enjoy drawing with it -- I hope in time the apps and the environment in general will evolve and improve, but time will tell. I don't even miss the, until now, ubiquitous eraser all that much. It'd be nice to have, but the convenience of charging the thing wins out.

    My only real gripe with this product is the fact that Apple seems to have done everything in their power to make it imminently loseable. I WILL lose this pencil, it's only a matter of time. There's no magnetic snapping mechanism to keep it snugly tied to my ipad. Every case I've purchased that gives any consideration to the pencil seems to have done so only as a brief afterthought. My current case, although quite nice and sturdy, secures the pencil with but a mere elastic band that doesn't hold it securely at all. And the thing is completely round, for crying out loud. Most pencils are multisided to prevent them from rolling off your desk every time you set it down. And given that many of us artists work on a slanted surface, the amount of times I've had to pick this thing up off the floor in the short time i've had it is truly staggering.

    Apple, I'm begging you, put that reputation for innovation to use and come up with a way to give us consumers, those willing to pay $100 for a stylus we can only use with a $1200 tablet, the small peace of mind that we're not going to lose it the first time we sit down at a starbucks and hammer out a sketch.

    28 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great precision!

    The pen works perfectly and charges really fast.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best stylus I've seen

    Works as advertised. I loved my 53 Pencil until I got my Apple Pencil. The Apple Pencil along with the iPad Pro have set new high bars for styli and tablets. Unless your desk is at a slant, it won't roll off. Due to the arrangement of internal components, the center of gravity is offset from the axis of the shaft. If you give it a shove, it will roll a ways and wobble to a stop. A round shaft is not uncommon. I began my career as an architect in the pre-CAD days, and I had pens and pencils with round shafts. A round shaft actually feels more comfortable to me, but that, of course, is a personal preference. The Apple Pencil has a nice weight to it, and it's perfectly balanced. It feels good in the hand.

    Yes, pencils are dropped, but your Apple Pencil is not just another pencil. It's a precision instrument and deserves extra care. The Apple Pencil will attach magnetically to a Smart Cover just like the 53 Pencil does, although I don't recommend carrying either one that way. They will both fall off easily. I bought an inexpensive Case Star pencil case. It has room for my Apple Pencil plus my 53 Pencil and Sensa fountain and ballpoint pens. It's small enough to slip in my pocket.

    Think about this: if you had an expensive fountain pen and you accidentally dropped it and it hit point on, it would surely sustain damage. You would take care to protect your fine instrument. Do the same with your Apple Pencil. It's worth a little TLC.

    126 of 148 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing for what it is...!

    Overall I'm really impressed with the Pencil when paired with the right software such as Procreate. I've been using Wacom Cintiqs professionally for the better part of a decade and I'm really blown away how much more natural the Pencil feels compared to Wacom's offerings. The tracking and accuracy is excellent, and there's little to no parallax effect - where you put the stylus down is where the line goes - unlike Cintiqs which because of the gap between the surface and the LCD.

    The Pencil is a bit slippery at first (especially compared to a Wacom pen) but it soon becomes a non issue and it feels a lot more like an actual pen or pencil than a digital tool. At first I thought the lack of a dedicated eraser tip would be a big deal, and also the lack of physical side buttons, but after a while you realize that those things aren't needed. It works and feels like a real drawing implement, totally intuitive and natural.

    My original intention for getting the Pencil (along with the iPad Pro) was to have a mobile sketch station - generate sketches while away from my office or home and then bring the back to a "real" computer to finish them. I've used other similar products in the past, from a Surface Pro to a Modbook, but this is by far the best setup I've come across. Even though I don't intend to use the iPad Pro and Pencil to generate fully fleshed out illustrations, it certainly feels like a powerful enough setup that you could. I don't plan on it replacing my Cintiq anytime soon - but as a portable art station - I've never come across anything better.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth it!

    If you enjoy sketching or drawing on any level you'll love the Apple Pencil! I've wanted a stylus for an iPad forever and it finally came out. I've tried a ton of tablets with styli and the pencil feels the most natural.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool pencil but 15 sec charge is 1-2 min not 30.

    Constantly charging this pencil. It is neat and writes well. Love the smooth drawing better than standard rubber tips on other pencils. However I can't seem to have the battery last longer than a few minutes. I leave it plugged in for a minute and get about 3-5 min use out of it. 15 second charge lasts less than 2 min. Way too slippery and is always rolling or sliding off surfaces or pockets. Needs a little lanyard and facets

    18 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant

    I got this pencil for a Christmas present and I didn't really no what to think of it but the minute I got my hands on I fell in love with it. When you are drawing there is virtually no lag and is very responsive and has a nice feel and weight to it also there are lots of apps to choose from which support the pencil

    163 of 198 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product!

    I bought this pencil to replace my Wacom tablet for my graphic designing needs. I work for a company that makes 3D shooter games and having excellent graphics is important. Touching the image is a major plus, and the lag is virtually nothing.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just amazing

    The battlery life on this device is plenty to last you all day. This is a must if you are a business person. I use it mainly to take notes and it's way more responsive then everything else I have tried.

    On the side I have done some cartoon drawings and its just like writing on paper. Being able to shade different colors without picking up another pencil to change colors. Is just amazing.

    I have also made this my primary use for photography editing and using the pencil just works amazing for "healing" the photo.

    My only issue is I wish it had an eraser on the top.

    35 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    You have to use it to appreciate it.

    Probably the most fun I have had with any Apple product. You really have to pick it up and use it to appreciate it. Beware though, once you do you will fall in love. I picked it up and found my self leaving the Apple Store later with an IPad Pro, Smart keyboard case and 2 Apple pencils. They are so easy to use, just plug in to pair to the ipad, and they last forever. Haven't needed to charge mine yet! Love the keyboard to. These 2 products are in my opinion the most intuitive products Apple has ever produced!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's sketchy...but don't DARE drop it.

    I love the way the pencil works as a drawing tool and it's as good if not better than any Wacom product (5 stars for that). When you bear down it can get confused and flash it's edge shading tool. I got mine in 3 weeks. The cylindrical industrial design promotes breakage as every other #2 pencil in the world is faceted so as not to roll off a desk. No eraser as on Wacom and 53. Lots of changing tools. Mine fell from my pants pocket to the ground (3 feet) and the tip bent and it would not draw properly. I changed the tip and now it works better, but still has sensing issues. Dropping a computer is a rarity, but dropping a pencil is pretty commonplace. Seems too precious for long term everyday use. How can you reinvent a 99 cent pencil into a $99. pencil and have it be this fragile? (2 star deduction.) It falls nose down with all the electronics inside so I was toast. It's also about an inch longer than the average pen so it seems awkward in a shirt pocket, thus flipping out of my side pant pocket. Be careful not to lose the chicklet sized adapter that allows it it be charged by cord. No means of attaching it to the case. Samsung buried theirs in the device. When it works I love it and the software can only get better. Great pencil, just don't drop it..

    1458 of 1596 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Awesome

    The Apple Pencil is near perfect in my humble opinion.

    I've been using it for many hours with Procreate and it's become somewhat of an addiction! I'm not an artist but have always wanted to learn to draw so have been watching and studying online tutorials.

    Using Apple Pencil is a pleasure and now I've had plenty of time with it I can appreciate that a huge amount of work must have gone into its design. When you use it, it never feels like a piece of technology but rather it feels perfectly weighted just like a real pencil, in fact much of the time I forget it's not a normal pencil because it works so well.

    I also never notice any lag, whatever I sketch or write is immediate. Quite honestly the Apple Pencil and iPad Pro are an amazing pairing and has completely changed the way I use my iPad.

    15 of 18 people found this useful