• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magnetic Charging is great, otherwise like gen 1 better

    • Written by DEAN C B from Newton

    What’s the first word you think of when someone says Apple? Expensive? Possibly. Easy to use? Sometimes, but that’s three words. For me, it’s “shiny.” This pencil is not shiny at all! It feels cheap and too light. I like that it can be recharged continually in its storage position. I like that it has a flat edge so it doesn’t roll off the table into the mouths of waiting puppies. However, as stated in other reviews, this thing will fall off the ipad in your bag. For this reason (and others) I’m ditching the keyboard cover and getting the otter box cover which has a pencil-securing thingy.

    33 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as expected with no thinking

    • Written by Stephen W from Belleville

    Ive gradually moved over from Microsoft to Apple, since I just want to get work done. I don’t use the pencil for detailed artwork, but note taking and sketches. In addition, I do use it as a stylus instead of my finger. It just works the way you would expect it to work. I used it on a business trip with the iPad Pro, and did not take a laptop. I was easily able to keep everything together, and not worry about the technology interfering with the work. It also works great while moving around in to a Windows environment via Remote Desktop as a pointer (since icons and menus render so small on the small iPad Pro).

    The charging and pairing mechanism is nice and clean. The magnet is reasonably strong, but can understand the concern about dropping it or protection. I have dropped the pencil a couple of times from around 4 feet onto a hard surface, and it did not appear to affect it. With a ‘glass’ screen protector on the iPad Pro, there does appear to be a slight loss of sensitivity. In addition, the protector surface is slicker than the iPad screen itself. That is, there’s a better feel with the pencil on the iPad screen, with more drag. I suspect if you were going for more detailed artwork, a screen protector may limit the range of ability.

    36 of 41 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Stand by time was awful!

    • Written by Hugh N from San Jose

    I just bought a new iPad pro 12.9 and apple pencil II. I was impressed stand by time of iPad pro but not for apple pencil II. After two weeks full charged left on the couch, iPad pro had 95% battery life and apple pencil was dead.

    29 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Hands down, the most intuitive digital drawing input!

    • Written by Rommel O from Los Angeles

    It's not perfect. Even though the magnet is relatively strong, I still feel the pencil can come off when I'm carrying the ipad around. So I got a case with a pencil holder built-in, that also charges the pencil at the same time. Problem solved. As a drawing input, and when used properly and after a while of getting used to, it becomes the most intuitive digital input tool I have used that allowed me to do more with what I do, which is designing. I simply enjoy holding it and using it. To me, that is a triumph in design and purpose! It ain't cheap though.

    27 of 32 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 118 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sure at first but now I love it

    • Written by Marc T from Toronto

    I first tried it at the Apple Store and I wasn't convinced. Then I saw a teacher using it to score student work. I decided to buy it and now I've been using it to write my journal, draw and click through in iOS. It feels pretty comfortable in my hand and the battery lasts much longer than I expected: after an hour, it was at 85%. Double tapping to bring up the eraser tool in Notes works seamlessly. I enjoy the Apple Pencil very much.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Omg!!! My first very amazing Pencil!!!!!

    • Written by Selene S from Ottawa

    Wow!!! I really love this product and it is so smooth and natural on my new ipad pro!!! I was worrying about if this pencil wouldn’t reach the expectation of mine regarding to it but fortunately, this amazed me so deeply.

    29 of 42 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!

    104 of 165 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Ariane S from Knoxville

    The product is so light weight and looks very nice

    21 of 41 people found this useful

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Greg R from Casper

    I am so glad that i purchased this pencil works great easy to charge and being that it attaches to the side of the ipad you won't loose it and it charges it. Don't purchase a new Ipad without getting the pencil !

    23 of 35 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 134 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective — worked for less than 2 hours and then failed.

    • Written by Donna D from Montreal

    I am extremely disappointed with my new Apple Pencil 2. Within 2 hours of receiving it, it unpaired itself, became quite warm and would not reconnect (pair again) with my new iPad Pro 2018, despite me following all of the Apple instructions. I spent 1-2 hours “chatting” with the Apple Support, who were very courteous but unable to fix the problem. I have an appointment with my local Genius Bar tomorrow (I had to wait 5 days to get an appointment) and am expecting them to replace it. I will be furious if they don’t ...

    13 of 28 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Can’t get to Home

    • Written by Barbara H from New Smyrna Beach

    I love everything about the Apple Pencil 2. I love the way it writes, the magnetic storage, and the way it charges and pair. But I can not get over the fact that you can’t use the pencil to get to the home position. It is so awkward using the pencil then having to use your finger instead of the pencil to get to the home position. This really annoys me! Hopefully this can be fixed with a software upgrade.

    105 of 134 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after 2 days!!!!!

    • Written by Jan P from Scarborough

    I received it November 23rd and it initially worked great, was very impressed. Used it for the second time on November 25th, and it worked at first, I switched apps for a bit, then went to use it again and it wouldn’t write. Tried restarting my iPad a few times then disconnecting and reconnecting it via Bluetooth and it still didn’t work. Contacted support where I was instructed to do the exact same things I had tried before calling them. They were no help. Now I have to send my 2 day old pencil back for repairs/replacement. When asked how long that process would take, I was told 7-10 business days. Overall, expected a lot better than this

    13 of 19 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.

    137 of 217 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Feels like a real pencil

    • Written by Fayaz K from North York

    Thank you Apple for making it feel like a real pencil. Easy to hold and use. Loving the new double taping and charging features.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    nice but

    • Written by Brad H from Medina

    The new Apple Pencil is quite nice, but the matte finish is difficult to grip securely. Also, it no longer comes with a spare tip and a pack of 4 for $19 seems excessive.

    108 of 138 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The verdict is still out

    • Written by David G from Rochester

    I will preface this by saying my opinion may change once I can get some questions answered!
    My first impression is that I love the Apple Pencil 2, easy to pair, goes into low power mode when not in use. It is the best stylus I have ever used for creating artwork digitally (I actually like it more than my Wacom tablet!). I do have some questions I need to get answered before I can give it the 5 stars I want to give it. Can this device be be charged any other way besides sticking it to the iPad? OR has anyone made an iPad case/cover that will actually protect the edges, the most vulnerable part of the iPad while allowing for the Pencil to charge? The Apple Smart Folio seems to expose the edges of the iPad which is great for charging the pencil, but one accidental drop and I fear that the lovely screen will crack. I would really prefer a TPR back cover case that protects the edges but would have a section that would allow for the pencil to charge. I certainly do not want a case that has to be removed to charge the pencil. The only other change I would have liked is to have the pencil flat on 6 sides like a typical pencil.

    914 of 1068 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love Love Love

    • Written by Crystal M from Scunthorpe

    This is my first apple pencil, to go along with my first iPad (new 12.9") and i am so happy with it. i watched a lot of reviews about the iPad pro and first gen pencil with all of its problems (dodgy way of charging, lost caps etc) and decided to wait to see what gen 2 brought, and i am so happy i did. the easy charging/pairing and storing on the side of the iPad is a dream.

    178 of 208 people found this useful