• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Charging

    I have been a huge apple fan for years. I have always thought they made a solid product, that is until my experience with the Apple Pencil. I loved it when I bought it and it was just like writing on paper which was fantastic. However I had it for just about a year and it just stopped working on me. It won’t charge at all. Now I have to spend another $100.00 dollars to get another one. I could understand if I didn’t take good care of my belongings.

    78 of 90 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No Case and No Logo

    Not sure what is going on at Apple these days. The stylus itself seems very nice. However it ships in a box with a spare tip, an adapter, and an eraser that pops off revealing a plug used to charge the device. But wow. All three of these tiny little items can get lost very easily. For this kind of money, it seems silly to not include a plastic pencil case in which the pencil and doo-dads can be stored. Makes the experience feel cheap. I took everything out, looked at the items, and immediately wanted a case in which they could be stored.

    Also, and this is a problem with the Air Pods too, there is no Apple Logo on your pencil! Even the cheapest No. 2 pencil has some flair on it with a logo or a name!

    Fit and finish don't seem to matter anymore at Apple. Steve Jobs would not have permitted this sort of laziness.

    49 of 78 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks after 1 year

    So disappointed and angry. Only had the pencil for 14 months and it wont charge or connect anymore. Tried every possible suggestion to remedy my issues and still nothing. So rich that it breaks just two months outside of the warranty. Such a SCAM. Save your money and go with something else if you can unless you can afford to pay $100 every year. Class action lawsuit on the horizon.

    63 of 81 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I like the pencil

    I don’t know why people are complaining about but I think it’s a great pencil I lost my pencil cap so I went to the apple store to get a new cap
    They had one so I got it so when I what to now my battery life I just ask Sri my Apple Pencil and it tell me what it is I think apple did a great job
    On it

    20 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not useful

    Way too expensive for the product. It is so easy to loose because there is no practical place to put it. I have now lost it. $100, gone! One spends almost $1000 on an iPad and another $100 for the pencil?
    I wanted to use it on e-books to highlight and write notes and it wasn't integrated with any books I had used.
    I hope Apple reads these reviews.

    61 of 75 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive and poor performance.

    I bought a new iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil to go with it a few days ago. My overall impression as to what I got for my money is exceptionally poor.
    The Apple Pencil does not feel nice to use at all. It feels like dragging a pointy piece of hard plastic across your screen.
    I tried some artist apps and found I could produce better results with my fingers, with the only up side to the pencil being fine line placement was slightly more accurate.
    Cons:
    1. Heavy.
    2. The tiny charging pass-through adaptor is bound to get lost.
    3. Feels horrible on the screen like dragging hard plastic across it.
    4. Really bad results with pressure sensitivity in artist apps.
    5. It doesn't even feel nice using it to swipe around the screen on menus.
    Pros:
    1. Feels well made and like a quality item in the hand (not in use).

    51 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless

    Completely worthless tool and a dreadful job of marketing. Doesn’t work on anything but the iPad Pro. Not the mini or even the newest iPhone X. If you want to do any art work on your iPad or iPhone, you’re going to have to find a 3rd party distributor. Apple doesn’t care about you.

    50 of 85 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't drop this pencil ever

    I love apple products I've been buying them since 2003 but this product needs a major improvement. Furthermore, the product rolled off my bed twice and the tip of the pencil where u charge it at chipped up bad where the charging part is popping out of the pencil. don't get me wrong the pencil still works fine but I still think I should get a new one. also, don't use the pencil for long hours it will hurt ur hands you would think this 100 dollar pencil would be better than my 40 dollar pencil I bought from Amazon but my other pencil never broke and it fell off my bed too. Come on apple u shouldn't have to buy a case for pencil too it's bad enough u have to buy it for ur iPad pro too. Now you have to worry about if my pencil break too it's bad enough u have to worry about the iPad pro but I have to worry about that too come on! My point is apple come on I love ur products step up ur game with ur accessories. You made the new apple headphones way better than before now they are way better. Now u need to step ur game with the iPad pro pencil. I gave it two stars

    51 of 64 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil

    This item works really nice but it is really annoying to have to find out the battery life. Also, it really just seems like it is built for a classroom setting. This is not worth the $100 at all, unless you really want it.

    32 of 41 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pairing

    The one downside of this pencil is that it has to be paired to the iPad each time you switch the iPad on WHY ?

    You don’t have to pair bluetooth devices such as trackpads and mice each time you switch an iMac on.

    This may seem a trivial complaint but plugging the pencil into the iPad lightning connector is a difficult task if you have arthritic fingers !

    49 of 55 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for Drawing but Frustrating in Everything Else

    I got the Apple Pencil with the iPad pro as a portable Wacom replacement. It is great for drawing and annotating.

    However, it becomes frustrating due to the following aspects:
    1. Pencil Cap is prone to being lost - I had to buy a 3rd party silicon accessory to ensure its always attached to the pencil. I can't afford losing it and it easily falls off.
    2. Pencil tip gets lose over time and you have to retighten it occasionally to continue drawing.
    3. Charging the pencil from the iPad's lighting adaptor is an accident waiting to happen and is not practical when you are on the go or is sitting on a crowded desk. The alternative option is not practical either, which to use the adapter to connect it to a lighting cable, which is also easy to lose accessory and actually a pretty slow charging option.
    4. Lack of eraser function or buttons that can be mapped means you have to stop drawing to manually switch from modes on your drawing app.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful idea, wonderful form. Wish it was reliable.

    The first few days I had the pencil, it was a wonder. It was the ideal stylus I needed for my academic needs. However, right off the bat I realized a few issues. I noticed that there was no efficient way to monitor the battery life of the pencil. And i want to make the note that I think the battery life itself is quite okay, unlike some other users of the pencil. But after about two weeks I noticed some changes for the worse. Suddenly it needed to be re-paired, frequently. In the middle of class every couple minutes or so I would need to plug the pencil in to have it work, and these are valuable seconds I'm losing in the middle of a lecture. And when I'm at home working on something like precalc, it's a little frustrating to have to pause and interrupt the algebraic process to re-pair the pencil, especially if I'm working with a concept I struggle with already. I really want this stylus to be all that it can, it was the perfect technological accessory at first. All in all, it would be sweet if Apple worked on refining the pencil and really making it into the ultimate tool for the ipad pro; into something that could truly enhance and progress the user's experience. It's a great idea, just pretty please make it work right? That would be awesome.

    54 of 62 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great when it works! Battery is Awful!!

    I purchased the iPad pro with this pen but the battery just drains even if I don't use it. I let it recharge for several hours thinking the next time I use it.. ready to go right?... Nope! Battery dead again! TOTALLY defeats the "handy note taking idea". Maybe for drawing it's ok but for business note taking, you'll find it super frustrating!!

    42 of 45 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I will return this pencil

    This is not a good buy, the battery doesn’t last long. And there is some lag in the note app when I try to write

    38 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad pencil dropping solution

    I love my Apple Pencil and would do anything to keep it safe. I use it fore my art work and designs. It needs to be able to stay between my fingers without slipping out or rolling off my pad or table or lap so, I buy this pinkish medical tape at the drug store and it is like a second skin. It is so great because it it literally non slip. Like frog skin. I have such dry fingers that most things slide out of my fingers. So I put it on my iPads and iPhone and pencils. They don’t roll off my iPads and my iPads or phone do not slide off my lap, even with my knees up. I put it on anything that will roll or slide off. Plus it is body oil proof and water proof. I can get it wet and wash it because I put it on my kitchen knife handles. It never comes off. It comes in 2 widths also. I hope this helps.

    85 of 93 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Probably the best writing instrument for an ipad, but can be better

    Best writing experience on ipad compared to a few other ipad writing instruments i have used earlier.
    Writing feel and response is very close to that on a real paper even when you are writing very fast.
    However it has its flaws.
    For starters you cannot see the battery level for the pencil on the home screen unless it is about to die off.
    You have to go to notifications every time to check the battery status which is inconvenient.
    Secondly you have to replace the pencil tip quite often, may be in less than a month (even without heavy usage) to get a smooth writing.
    considering you can almost get a montblanc pen for the price at which the apple pencil is being sold, i would have expected it to last for quite some time before i need to spend on the pencil tips again.
    Thirdly i have to plug the pencil into the ipad lightening port for about 3 or 5 sec to get it paired with the ipad every time i use it(when you are using it after a brief interval, let’s say an hour or so)
    3 or 5sec may not be a long time, but imagine if you are in the middle of a meeting and want to write down an urgent note of the meeting while your client is taking and you are plugging your pencil into the I pad and waiting for it to connect. That is awkward.
    I would have liked it to connect instantly as soon as my iPad screen is on.
    Last but not the least, you are most likely going to lose the small pencil cap sooner or later.
    It has a weak magnetic connection to hold the cap in place and can come off with the slightest of pull.
    I took my iPad & pencil to a meeting. I didnt even use my iPad and pencil during the meeting, but when I came back, the pencil cap was gone and my Apple pencil looks silly without the cap.

    38 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect stylus

    This is the best product one could buy for their iPad. You can buy replacement tips from apple but they last a really long time regardless.

    22 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No battery idicator

    No Battery indicator, since I don’t use it often, i have to charge it before I can use. Also easy to lose the cap, have to buy a cap holder at Amazon, to keep the cap in place when I am charging it. also the little adoptor connect the charging head and the charger...... not a good design!!!!!

    30 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failure product

    Can’t charge, can’t repair. The genius said my pen didn’t work coz I haven’t use it for a long time. Is it a reason? Have they mentioned in the user menu? Really not recommend to buy this stuff, a totally failure product.

    74 of 86 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Come on Apple!

    Mostly everything you make is far above genius!
    So far, the Apple pen has been a disappointment in some ways.
    1) I prefer my cheapie stylus for most tasks. It fills in solidly and the pen doesn’t.
    2) The pen makes an irritating topping sound when used for keyboard tasks.
    3) My fear is that the pen will either “catch” or break both it and my iPad Pro if inadvertently it should fall while charging. Both devices would be in danger.
    4) The only way to check remaining battery life is with the iPad.

    I need an interchangeable stylus — one that is wider and more flexible.
    I need it to come with and extra charger so I can leave it plugged in to charge while using the iPad.

    You can do better.

    38 of 45 people found this useful