Apple Pencil

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What’s in the Box

Apple Pencil, Lightning adapter and extra tip

  • Overview

    Apple Pencil expands the power of iPad mini, iPad Air, and iPad (6th Generation) and opens up new creative possibilities. It’s sensitive to pressure and tilt so you can easily vary line weight, create subtle shading, and produce a wide range of artistic effects — just like a conventional pencil, but with pixel-perfect precision.

    What’s in the Box

    Apple Pencil

    Lightning adapter

    Extra tip

    Tech Specs

    Length: 175.7 mm (6.92 inches) measured from tip to cap

    Diameter: 8.9 mm (0.35 inches)

    Weight: 20.7 grams (0.73 ounces)

    Connections

    Bluetooth

    Lightning connector

    Other Features

    Magnetically attached cap

  • iPad Models

  • 3.0 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      REALLY. Still no replacement tips!

      Yes this is the best stylus ever made, no doubt about it. But having no ability to replace a seven cents piece of plastic at the end of the stylus is more than Yes this is the best stylus ever made, no doubt about it. But having no ability to replace a seven cents piece of plastic at the end of the stylus is more than just a little frustrating. I love my new iPad Pro, but for me without the pencil it is not one stitch more useful than my three-year-old iPad. I bought the pencil, which wasn't easy as everyone will remember, but now having lost one tip, and gone through the other, I have $1400 worth of technology that is next to useless because I cannot buy a new tip, which would likely be seven cents worth of material, which I would still happily buy for Apples hugh markup... $10????... If replacement TIPS WERE ONLY AVAILABLE... This so atypical for Apple.... it just makes me sick with frustration! Please Apple..MARKET REPLACEMENT PARTS FOR THIS OR ALLOW OTHERS TO DO IT!!! I have spent too much time and money on your products to be treated so poorly.

      • Written by Danah C from Calgary

      10003 of 11350 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?REALLY. Still no replacement tips!

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      It's sketchy...but don't DARE drop it.

      I love the way the pencil works as a drawing tool and it's as good if not better than any Wacom product (5 stars for that). When you bear down it can get confus I love the way the pencil works as a drawing tool and it's as good if not better than any Wacom product (5 stars for that). When you bear down it can get confused and flash it's edge shading tool. I got mine in 3 weeks. The cylindrical industrial design promotes breakage as every other #2 pencil in the world is faceted so as not to roll off a desk. No eraser as on Wacom and 53. Lots of changing tools. Mine fell from my pants pocket to the ground (3 feet) and the tip bent and it would not draw properly. I changed the tip and now it works better, but still has sensing issues. Dropping a computer is a rarity, but dropping a pencil is pretty commonplace. Seems too precious for long term everyday use. How can you reinvent a 99 cent pencil into a $99. pencil and have it be this fragile? (2 star deduction.) It falls nose down with all the electronics inside so I was toast. It's also about an inch longer than the average pen so it seems awkward in a shirt pocket, thus flipping out of my side pant pocket. Be careful not to lose the chicklet sized adapter that allows it it be charged by cord. No means of attaching it to the case. Samsung buried theirs in the device. When it works I love it and the software can only get better. Great pencil, just don't drop it..

      • Written by Edward a S from Los Angeles

      4311 of 4681 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?It's sketchy...but don't DARE drop it.

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Could be much better

      The concept was great. The execution, not so much. For it's precision, I like the small diameter tip on the pencil. However, it would be nice if an alterna The concept was great. The execution, not so much. For it's precision, I like the small diameter tip on the pencil. However, it would be nice if an alternate tip with a slightly softer material was available. The tap-tap-tap on my iPad Pro screen becomes very loud at night when you are next to your sleeping spouse. For me, the body is too hard and slick to provide a comfortable secure grip, especially when combined with the natural oils exuded from your skin over time. A slightly larger diameter or a semi-hexagonal shape would be more useful, and/or the addition of a removable textured silicone sleeve for those with a weaker grip. Just because you can cram the electronics into a small tube the size of a #2 pencil doesn't mean you should do so. The round body and too-weak magnetic attraction of the single metal ring located near the cap prevents secure temporary storage on the Smart Cover - a very convenient resting space since no other means of docking/storage on the iPad is provided. If the body had squared-off sides, and/or there was a 2nd magnetic ring near the stylus tip the adhesion to the Smart Cover would be much more secure. With the variety of small parts that come with the pencil a small pocket-sized storage case for the adapter, the spare stylus tip, and the pencil cap (when charging) would have been a nice addition to the package.

      • Written by Richard B from Mount Airy

      3044 of 3518 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Could be much better

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Possible fix for pencil not working.

      I’ve had my gen1 pencil for a long time and really like it. Recently, I went to go use it after a long period of not using it and could not get my iPad to pair I’ve had my gen1 pencil for a long time and really like it. Recently, I went to go use it after a long period of not using it and could not get my iPad to pair with it or even have it show up in the list of bluetooth devices. I searched around and found a lot of people had the same issue and just bought replacement pencils assuming their pencil was dead. I was going to go that route myself and then wondered if the pencil just wasn’t charging using an external poswer source and adapter, so I plugged it in to my iPad to try and charge it that way and within a minute a popup appeared telling me the Apple pencil wanted to pair with my iPad. I hit OK and the pencil has been working fine ever since.

      • Written by Ralph S from WEST SPRINGFIELD

      4 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Possible fix for pencil not working.

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Nearly perfect for sketching

      I bought this back in 2014-15 for drawing. 4 years later and I've worn through 1 tip but the 2nd supplied tip is still in decent shape. (I draw about 7-8 hours I bought this back in 2014-15 for drawing. 4 years later and I've worn through 1 tip but the 2nd supplied tip is still in decent shape. (I draw about 7-8 hours a week with it for the past 4 years). It's quite durable. There is no lag on the 1st gen iPad Pro. Furthermore I don't know what some of these reviews are talking about: No instructions? - there is an Ikea style booklet provided that clearly shows an illustration of how to start it. Basically all you do it plug it into the iPad Pro and a "Sync" prompt will show up and it's ready to go. I also always see people complaining about how dorky it looks when you recharge it by plugging it into the iPad. It comes with a small adapter so you can plug it directly into your wall with a lightning charger instead. I took 1 star off because I think there should be different types of tips (like maybe a rubber one) like they have with Wacom tablets that will create more friction. Drawing on glass is still too slippery compared to real paper or a Wacom tablet. I'm kinda disappointment there is nothing on market like this even years later.

      • Written by Paul M from Toronto

      Is this review useful?Nearly perfect for sketching

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      didn’t work

      was sold one that doesn’t work at all. very inconvenient, upsetting and disappointed. going to affect my job for tomorrow and cause many problems. waste of mone was sold one that doesn’t work at all. very inconvenient, upsetting and disappointed. going to affect my job for tomorrow and cause many problems. waste of money.

      • Written by Annabel A from London

      9 of 25 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?didn’t work

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