• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utterly Disappointed

    • Written by Jamie G from Fairfield

    While I love the new design, I never had the issue with the old one that I am having with the new one. It worked splendidly for about a month, then just out of the blue, drops connection as soon as I remove it from the dock. I have literally done everything that I can to get it to work, from reinstalling the IPAD software to forgetting and reconnecting the pencil. I am extremely disappointed in Apple. As a teacher, I have always sworn by Apple and in particular the IPAD. I have owned an IPad since their initial release, and each iteration, the quality becomes less and less. The Pencil, to me, is what set the IPad pro apart from it's competition.
    Maybe there is something to this decline in Apple sales after all.
    A Very disappointed Apple Certified Teacher.

    203 of 255 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Made with cheaper material than first generation

    • Written by Eilynn T from Baton Rouge

    Had no problems with my first generation Apple Pencil and I've had it for 3 years. The 2nd generation cracked within days of getting it. It stayed in my messenger bag all day, and when I take it out, I notice a crack toward the middle of the pencil, from most probably placing my bag down too hard. It works great, don't get me wrong, but the material is cheap compared to the first generation and they want to uncharge it.. just wrong.

    190 of 276 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too fragile for $129

    • Written by Michael H from Leesburg

    Fell from 3 feet onto floor and sheared the nib off damaging the threads it screwed into. After removing remnants and replacing the nib, the pencil would charge and connect but not work. Add $10 or $20 and make it out of aluminum or something...or was it being so fragile and irreparable the plan to begin with?

    119 of 139 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2nd pencil

    • Written by Peter H from Yorktown

    First pencil worked as a charm , then after three weeks it stopped charging , tried everything to make it charge but to no avail. Watched it trickle down to 0% . Replaced it threw the retailer for a new pencil , now after one week I have the same issue !!! Really !!!
    Apple for sure is getting cheaper and cheaper but charging premium prices !!
    Time to get the third pencil I think and debating of moving away from Apple products , I don’t mind paying premium prices for reliable products but not for something unreliable like that !

    113 of 130 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    • Written by Darcy D from Catlin

    Magnet definitely not strong enough. Pencil fell off within first week of owning it and there is no way to track it. Extremely disappointed! Way too expensive to be able to lose so easily with no tracking!

    118 of 150 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Gerald S from Oshkosh

    Out of the box does not connect to iPad Pro. Spent two hours between chat and phone sessions with a support "specialist" (haha this is someone reading off a list of remedial questions). Much is being written about Apple's slowing sales. For me, the quality of their products has greatly diminished. The reviews of many of their products tells the story,

    This item is going back.

    132 of 179 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ugh. So frustrating

    • Written by Elisa M from Fresno

    Love the feel. But that’s it. Falls off the magnet with light touch. Tip unrecognizable and now doesn’t works. Sooo not an apple thing to do. Fix it. Might as well come with extra tips if you’re going to compromise on quality.

    107 of 130 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stops Working After A Week

    • Written by Katherine M from Springdale

    This is the second Apple Pencil 2nd gen that I have bought. The first one stopped working after about a week of use so I thought it was a lemon and exchanged it. After having the second one for just a week, I awoke to find this one no longer works either. The pencil is fully charged and connected according to my new iPad Pro 11” that I bought the pencil to go with. When I try to write or draw there is just nothing. I am utterly and deeply disappointed and considering taking it all back. The whole point was to have a mobile studio for my art. Guess I need to take the pencil back today.

    114 of 153 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after a month

    • Written by Jeanene I from Agoura Hills

    I have been using my pencil for about a month with no issues. It holds a charge phenomenally, pairing is simple, the magnet holding to the iPad is strong. No issues...until today when in the midst of using it, it stops working. It’s paired. It’s charged. It just won’t work. I’ve tried unpairing and pairing again to no avail. With the original pencil, sometimes i would have to unscrew the nib and put it back on again. Nope didn’t work. Tried a new nib. Nope, nothing. So now I have a useless $129 stick with my name engraved.

    At this point, anyone who buys an Apple product is a fool, including myself. For this reason, I am selling my iPhone XS Max, iPad Pro 3rd Gen which is almost brand new, Apple Watch 4th gen which is almost brand new as well, and my MacBook Pro. After years of questionable product and iOS releases, this stupid pencil is the straw that broke the camel’s back for me. Apple, your products are trash and I’m done. Google here I come.

    185 of 299 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One drop and it was done.

    • Written by Curt C from Cincinnati

    I liked it at first, but just seemed to be a skinny stylus. I dropped it once and the tip flattened as a result- causing it to no longer work at all. I’ve only had it for about 10 days now. Wasn’t what I expected.

    100 of 134 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scratched my iPad Pro

    • Written by Sandra A from Hesperia

    Loved the pencil until I saw the damage it caused my iPad Pro (side where it charges/attaches). Apple refused to exchange the damaged pencil stating it was “cosmetic”. If you buy the pencil I would recommend buying a silicone cover for it to prevent it from scratching the side of your iPad where it attaches (magnetically). I’m extremely disappointed as they refused to replace the pencil, ive ordered the silicone case so it doesn’t continue to wreck my new iPad Pro. I have many Apple products and the first issue I have they weren’t willing to help, extremely disappointed.

    78 of 97 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magnetic attachment was a very bad idea.

    • Written by Jeremy C from Castle Rock

    The pencil attaches right where I want to grab my iPad and it always comes loose. The magnets need to be stronger. No other way to charge the pencil so it severely limits case choices. A big disappointment compared to previous generation.

    139 of 221 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magnet is terrible

    • Written by Gregory T from Washington

    It falls off incredibly easily, lending to it getting broken or lost. Fell off mine to an irretrievable location, and loss isn't covered by apple care. Huge disappointment.

    72 of 89 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Anmol P from Belgaum

    It was working fine initially but just a week into it and it’s not even connecting with my new iPad Pro.

    90 of 126 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don’t do it.

    • Written by Teresa R from Citra

    I would give this 0 stars but it’s not an option. I had the first generation and loved it. I gave it to my daughter when I upgraded my iPad and had to get the second generation pencil as it’s the only option. It doesn’t consistently write. Sometimes it doesn’t write at all or it skips while writing. It’s very frustrating and it’s even more frustrating that I’m out of the return window. I would not waste my money on this if I were you.

    72 of 98 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lazy design

    • Written by Amanda C from LECOMPTE

    Pencil is cheaply made and the magnetic feature is not strong or stable! It is hard to hold and fits weird in my hand! I am a lefty and the tapping feature is hard to use when your finger is not just the right length! The extra tips are expensive too! It also doesn’t work like a stylus when tapping the screen with it! It is just so uncomfortable and finding cases that protect your iPad screen and edges and support the pencil is a nightmare! Oh and a big deal for me was writing to text! Not supported! It is a lot of money to spend not to be useful! Please Apple fix these issues! I hope the next software update Will fix some of these problems!

    106 of 170 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Recommend

    • Written by Kumiko N from Honolulu

    I got this pencil and it connected fine when I first tried it. Now skip to a couple of days later where I’ve been letting it sit on top of the iPad for a while without touching it. It won’t even connect anymore! It no longer showed on Bluetooth, and was just a terrible experience. And while I got it exchanged, it still wasn’t worth the trip to the Apple store. Getting a stylist on amazon for 1/10 the price would be better than this. First generation was a great experience though, and I was forced to upgrade when my school upgraded the iPad as well. Just do not recommend.

    65 of 90 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced trash

    • Written by Jacob C from Tacoma

    The magnets are trash like they used some cheap refrigerator magnets or something. Can barely support the pencil’s weight. And I bought directly from apple.com, so it’s not a chinese knockoff.

    85 of 130 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Premium price, but it’s a downgrade

    • Written by Brian N from Palo Alto

    The new apple pencil is absolutely cumbersome if you own other iPads that support Apple Pencil because Apple pencil 2 only can works with the latest iPad Pro ! Plus, for such a premium price, I expected Apple to include at least an additional tip, but guess what, no tip is included despite more expensive than previous generation and almost-the-same performance with the trouble tap feature.
    Ok, let’s talk about the issues I’m experiencing with this pencil. Within first week after purchasing it, the pressure sensitivity dropped significantly, and of course it wouldn’t be an issue as i can simply file a warranty claim, which i did. But it took Apple more than a week (around 10 days if i’m not mistaken) to just replace the stupid pencil, thus no work can be done for the ENTIRE week. Secondly, the new Apple Pencil is so fragile, I still remembered when I was testing the pressure sensitivity on my Apple Pencil, i heard a “crack” sound from the internal of it, no sure if something broke or what but the build quality is definitely awful for such a premium accessory. Not to mention you can’t even repair it, find it if misplaced. So just be extra careful if you are a new Apple Pencil user.

    70 of 104 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad for writing / taking notes

    • Written by Javi L from 港区

    The new design looks nicer and the wireless charging is a step in the right direction, but the actual experience during everyday use is terrible.

    The reason is that the surface finish is matte/brushed. This results in a surface that slids from your fingers while writing, making it uncomfortable to write with. That, together with the slightly reduced diameter makes is difficult to keep in place between your fingers.

    What I did with mine is wrap a few loops of tape around the pen in order to be able to write comfortably. It's ugly, but it barely affects the magnets or charging.

    It's a pity that this is the only option we have to write on the otherwise fantastic 2018 iPad Pro.

    78 of 120 people found this useful