• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs a Total Redesign

    I was really excited for Apple Pencil and thought I'd use it all the time with my 9.7 inch iPad Pro but have found it pretty disappointing and it mostly just sits unused now. I unpaired it from the iPad because it does affect battery life and the pencil itself drains very quickly. The charging options are terribly thought out. I've never charged it via sticking it in the iPad's lightning port. The adapter that comes with it is small and easy to misplace, just like the optional tips and the end cap that removes for charging. My biggest issue is the actual size of the pencil itself. The pencil is way too long to use with the smaller iPad Pro. Maybe it's better suited to the 12.9 iPad. The pencil is lightweight but a little thick in your hands and too long to be comfortable. I really wish the pencil was shorter, thinner and more effortless to use and charge. Would also be nice if there was a magnet or something to keep it attached to your iPad. The tips are also not ideal, I have trouble with accuracy, it just doesn't behave like I expected. Hopefully the next generation addresses the shortcomings of the current one.

    49 of 60 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Had two of these pens in the last two weeks and they keep breaking. I keep them on my desk at work with my iPad and if I take it home it goes right back in the box. They both have just stopped working, one after a week and a half and this one on day two. Going to be returning the pen and not bothering with another one. Really disappointing for such an expensive item.

    64 of 78 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money!!!

    I finally decided to get one today and I hate it all this Pencil is meant to do is draw, and it's a waste of a $100 that could go towards something else. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!!

    53 of 97 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best thing ever

    I bought the iPad Pro and got the pencil for Christmas about two years ago. I love it, between the pencil and a writing app (Mazec) I am able to take hand written notes, on the iPad, from various meetings and the iPad translates it to typed text that I can then copy and paste into several programs for work. I use it on a daily basis and still have the original tip on the pencil. I also have used it for fun to draw and color in various apps. Great Product!!!!

    55 of 66 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple pencil

    So far I have not seen one thing that makes this pencil worth one hundred dollars. I feel rather stupid for buying it.

    63 of 99 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great pencil, excellent for photo editing

    I've been using the pencil on an iPad Pro 12 inch. Overall it's been great!
    The precision on photo editing is excellent. The pen only comes in white so be careful where you set it.
    It can easily blend into a white background or similar setting and get misplaced.
    It would be nice to see it come in different colors. How about Red, Apple?

    42 of 57 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Slippery? The Fix.

    The Apple Store employee was quick to admit that one of the pencil's biggest flaws is the lack of grip. My simple solution is 3/8th heat shrink. I cut a piece that shorter than the shaft of the unit and applied with low heat. Start in the middle and work your way out. Be careful not apply direct heat to either tip.

    33 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad Pro Pencil is a waste for $99. DEFECTIVE!!!

    iPad Pro pencil worked for a short while. Now It pairs and un-pairs.................pathetic. Have tried every possible solution to no avail. So, I went to a big box store to purchase a $6.99 stylus. Oh well, my loss, Apple's gain.

    66 of 86 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil Tilt Function doesn't work

    I am now on my second Apple Pencil, having returned the first one. The Tilt Function doesn't work on this one and didn't work on the previous one....Rubbish!

    54 of 69 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Gud product

    27 of 65 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing to add!

    It's just great. Period. No lag. It just feels like you're writing on paper. I don't do graphic design and stuff, but for everyday and business use, it's perfect!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Kinda disappointed

    I got this pencil as a gift for Christmas barely two months ago. I took it out of the case to charge it. After charging it, I noticed it wouldn't work in the app it always worked in. I wondered why it wasn't working. When I went online to problem solve, the article said the tip might have come off. I checked and low and behold it was missing. Yes Apple gives you an extra one but I'm not sure what caused it to come off. Therefore, I can't keep it from coming off again. I thought to myself, I can't believe Apple created a product so sloppily. That means I'll have to keep buying a new one. Steve Jobs wouldn't have approved this poor workmanship. I have purchased a lot of Apple products. They won't be getting more of my money for any of their new so called creative ideas. I don't trust them anymore.

    73 of 89 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A good first try, but needs some refinement

    As a pencil, this works great. Response is instantaneous. But there are some minor details that could use some work to make this truly great.

    First, it needs to come in more colors than just white. Black would be nice, and maybe other colors to match the various iPad colors. Second, the finish is too smooth, so it can be a bit slippery. A matte finish with some texture would help here. Third, the cap over the Lightning connector is not attached, so when you take it off, it's easy to lose. There are third-party solutions for this, but they look out of place on something that's otherwise so sleek. Apple should be able to come up with a clever way to have the connector but keep it hidden and protected when it's not in use. This applies to the adapter to connect it to a Lightning cord, too.

    56 of 62 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Love this pencil!
    Yes, it has some of the quirks listed in the negative reviews. Just make arrangements with yourself to avoid losing the 2 small parts...say to yourself, "these are very small and I will certainly lose them. Therefore I will find a small container and tell myself ahead of time to carefully place then in there. I will plan ahead to charge my pencil while I'm not using it." Yes, it is round and can roll and be dropped. Make plans to minimize that happening! I bought incase iPad sleeve from Apple Store. It has pencil holder. Yes, Apple makes lots of $. But I won't buy any other phone or tablet. And yes it makes tapping sound so forget it if that is a deal breaker for you. No you don't have to be an artist to enjoy the pencil, although it is awesome on Procreate.
    Do you want a perfect product that fulfills all your dreams of exceptional designs without anything to think about or complain about or don't have to use basic critical thinking skills to avoid losing and breaking parts or resent the price or resent Apple? Then avoid. If you simply would like a sweet white pencil that glides over glass and enhances the usability of your iPad Pro, if you are responsible enough to keep track of 2 small parts, find a way to secure the pencil, accept that Apple accessories provide the best user experience, accept that the tips wear out and you will need to replace (your mom would say to buy them in advance)then you will be happy with the long slim white pencil.

    102 of 123 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Concept- not executed properly

    The concept is great, a much needed update in digital art though the apps available to use with the pencil I wouldn't recommend much for professional use. It seems like they are mainly for personal/ leisure use or to work on your skills when on the go. The pencil can't be used with anything BUT the iPad pro which is annoying as it's pretty costly and i would think I can use it on my other Apple devices as well. It's not comfortable to hold in hand for a long time which is a con for people who like to start and finish their projects in one sitting. It's also so small and easy to lose- happened to lose mine on the plane and it's not trackable. Wish it was more comfortable, easy to store with your iPad & trackable when lost- too much to ask for in a $100 pencil?

    27 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good, but too slidey

    I love the design of the pencil and its almost as good as Wacom although a bit more expensive. It works great with my iPad and although it sometimes unpairs which is annoying usually works first time and is very easy to use. Unfortunately the glass screen of the iPad is too slide to use the pencil on and I feel as if I have too little control. I am not a particularly seasoned artist and certainly not with digital tools but even for things like note taking I feel like theres not enough control nor tactile surface response.
    Having said that I use it all the time for notes and photo editing and it works a treat, its so easy to carry it around and I feel like I can just chuck it in my bag like my other pencils/pens which I never could with the thick and rubberised Wacom pens.
    I have been considering getting a matte screen protector to help make it feel more paper

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing tool

    I think the pencil is awesome. I use it to study, draw, annotate and navigate around websites etc. it is precise and accurate. I've already worn out the original tip because I use it so much. Am now working on the second tip that came with the purchase. Just bought the four pack of extra tips. Amazing piece of technology!

    53 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    I bought it to do my med school notes on the iPad pro because my hand was getting sore a lot using the old pen and notebook... best thing I have ever bought!! now I can go on for hours and not get sore or cramps... works great!!!

    39 of 49 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost great

    It took a while to get used to this pencil. It felt too heavy, the barrel felt too slippery, and the tip had little friction with my iPad Pro 9.7. These problems have gone away. I've been using it to draw almost every day, and love it. It makes lovely lines when I use it with the app Procreate. It is so well suited to how I draw, that it is hard to go back to pen and paper.
    The small pieces: I keep the original box on my desk, and put the pieces in there when I take the cap off to charge it, replace a tip, etc. I have been frightened a couple times when I went to erase, forgetting it was not a pencil with an eraser on the end, to find I had not replaced the cap after charging and was headed towards the surface of the iPad with a sharp exposed charger! But I stopped myself in time. I did scratch the surface of the iPad another way: simply using the pencil properly, but a tiny grain of sand or something was on the tip. I have been more careful about cleaning the screen and pencil since.
    The tip is one reason I took off a star. At times the tip becomes loose just through regular use, and it stops working. You have to go through this and that to figure out why, and finally tighten the tip. Worst, I was drawing along happily when the pencil began to skip. And I found out why they include an extra tip. They wear out! I see from old reviews that tips were not available at first. Now they are-at $17-$20 for a pack of 4!!
    That's expensive. If you don't have a supply on hand, your pencil will be useless.
    Also, my iPad Pro 9.7 is an awful battery hog. So I turn off bluetooth when I am not using it. Every time you turn off bluetooth then turn it on again you have to pair the pencil again by inserting it into the charging port. This is a little lame. The pencil fits very tightly into the port. I am afraid it will wear out the charging port on my iPad Pro. I may just start leaving bluetooth on. But the same thing happens when you turn the iPad off for the day, so you have to insert it every day anyway.
    So, a beautiful wonderful device, but it needs some improvement.

    32 of 40 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple pen(cil)

    It is a slick device but why do the iWork apps not have an option to use it that seems kind of odd. PDF apps can use it photo apps as wel but it would be incredibly useful if pages, numbers, and keynote had options to use it.....it is a pen/pencil correct?

    34 of 38 people found this useful