• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too easy to lose and no way to track

    • Written by Jill H from Toronto

    I’m about to buy my 3rd pencil this year because they keep falling off of the iPad magnet. I’m an artist and i love the pencil itself but am so mad that there’s no way to track the thing. At a bare minimum, let me see when it was last connected to my iPad. This would be so helpfull and I’m sure it shouldn’t be hard to implement?

    58 of 70 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Double Tap Feature became a bug after 1 week

    • Written by Lucas W from New Brunswick

    The magnetic charging makes this worth it.

    Don't count on the double tap feature being useful. I had to turn it off. After just one week, it would start to randomly switch to 'erase' while I was writing. I figured this was user error at first and gave it more time for me to get accustomed to the new device. It wasn't. I've witnessed it switching when I'm not even touching it.

    It's not ironed out yet.

    However I can confirm that my 11" iPad is WONDERFUL and 100% flat even after a month of throwing it into my backpack.

    45 of 51 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Probably should've returned it

    • Written by Kris S from Birmingham

    I like the design of the pencil.
    Mine doesn't seem to hold a charge for very long which wouldn't be a huge deal if the charging mechanism wasn't so poorly thought out. Yes, it is a very neat idea that it just clicks to the side to charge. However, it always falls off in my bag and every time I hold it/pick it up the pencil falls off. (I tend to grab it from that side)
    I've always wanted a slightly softer tip from the Apple Pencil.
    The fact that I can't swipe to go home and do a few other gestures really irritates me. Most of the time I just end up using an old stylus I got free with an amazon order.

    54 of 78 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The tips are garbage.

    • Written by Nicole M from halifax

    I bought this for school and use it everyday. The double-click feature is kind of glitchy and the tip wore down to just the metal In Four months. I’m super disappointed that I have to buy replacement tips already.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragmenting the portfolio

    • Written by Peter C from Heath and Reach

    This pencil is great! I love the new features and everything. But it's only compatible with the 2018 iPad Pro model and cant be used for the others... while these tablets also not compatible with your previous pencil. Great? (PS the new apple pencil flat surface makes a better grip, hold and overall use feeling. Add another surface at the end of the pencil eraser as default. It would skyrocket UX. Make it compatible with all of your tablets capable to use a pencil. Even if some function only available on the Pro I don't have that stupid feeling pro only good with the 2nd pen)

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compelled

    • Written by Jeremy Q from Brixton

    There is physical friction between pen and paper that a plastic nib against glass does not currently replicate.
    Like the difference you may see with your handwriting between using a nib and a ballpoint, my sketches and writing look better with a pencil on paper.
    I don’t use this product as much as I thought I would do. So far I have not found any software so compelling that it overcomes the deficiencies of the device.

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but big flaws

    • Written by Jesseca B from toronto

    The stylus is very intuitive and great to use with procreate app, but the magnet is so so weak. For something priced as such, it should be harder for the pencil to get knocked off the iPad. Or at least make it trackable! I noticed my Apple Pencil wasn’t attached to my iPad again and I thought it just fell inside my bag again, but it’s somewhere else out there and there’s no way for me to track it when I’m at home or work. I’m afraid i’ll have to waste another 200 on one, and now I’m reluctant to if it’s going to get lost again...

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great till...

    • Written by Cassie K from peoria

    I purchase the 2nd gen pencil for my iPad Pro, I really liked it until it detached from my iPad and now I can’t find it. The magnet is not strong enough

    69 of 150 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Seems good. Until you lose it

    • Written by Lawrence N from Seattle

    The pencil worked ok, but it only took a week for me to lose it and there doesn’t seem to be a way find it. I think the old pencil can be found with Bluetooth finder apps, but doesn’t seem to work with this one and at $130 it is doubtful I will replace it.

    61 of 136 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great! Until....

    • Written by Veronica L from Oxnard

    I really enjoyed using my Apple Pencil. It was easy to use and really loved how easy i was to charge.

    And then... I lost it. I can’t find it, and there’s no location or tracking mechanism built into the pencil.
    At the cost, it should come with some built in locating software.

    Really want to buy another one but I’m afraid I’ll lose it again :(

    58 of 150 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing until you lose it

    • Written by Jason B from Bloomington

    I had a blast with the pencil, and my daughter loved drawing with it. Unfortunately, I lost it somewhere in the house, and haven’t been able to find it for over a week because I’m sure the cat batted it around the floor into a corner or under something. There is no way to have it make a noise or search for it, so that $129 purchase is now gone only 2 weeks after I got it. Really disappointed that I can’t use it anymore.

    50 of 168 people found this useful

  • 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