• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love, hate relationship

    • Written by Brittany D from Presto

    I bought my apple pencil a little over a year ago before starting Optometry school. When it works, it is the BEST thing. It feels just like writing with a real pen and paper. It makes studying so much easier for me. However, after not even a year of having it, it broke and I had to get replaced. Now, it is currently not working again and I am probably going to have to replace it AGAIN. Clearly there are a lot of things that need to be fixed with the quality and durability of this product. For a more expensive stylus I expect and demand better. I hope they can make it with a longer lifespan because it truly does work amazing when it works.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Regret this purchase

    • Written by Melina B from Brooklyn

    I purchased my first iPad this year (iPad 2018) which is one my most prized and life-changing devices I’ve purchased. I also decided to purchase the pencil along with it because I felt it was practical and a eco-friend. I’m a student who became increasingly conscious of how much paper I waste as scrap to draw diagrams or solve problems. I also LOVE using it while I paint my nails or am eating finger foods. The lag is microscopically small so it’s wonderful to write with but I’m not reviewing it for its functionality.

    There are just far too many small details that make owning one such an annoyance that I honestly regret the purchase, even if it made iPad use easier. It’s literally just its physical design. I hate it. I haven’t been able to toss that box it came in because all the required/spare parts are loose; the charging bit (female-female) and an extra tip for the pencil itself when the original wears out, are unsecured. Not even a little pouch or clear baggy. They are very small and misplacing them is inevitable. Second, charging is such a pain because you have to remove the top (which begins to lose its magentism it seems; it comes off much easier now than it did several months ago), place the original top in a secure location while it charges since there is no storage pouch, and wait for it to charge for who-knows-how-long because there is NO way to tell. You also can NOT use it while it’s charging. I was surprised to find it’s unusable while connecting to an Apple adapter! Lastly, I have no where to store this $100 device anywhere. There is no stand-alone pencil holder for this. I either have to put it back in its packaging box or keep an eye on it. Believe me, you WILL get tired of this.

    I don’t want people to underestimate how cumbersome it is OUTSIDE of its functionality. The design isn’t sensible at all. Not an even a cord in which one end connects to the cap and the other to the body of the pencil itself? What about a cap that’s hinged to the pencil? Or having the charging slot within the actual device, like all other devices? I mean really who designed this? This is what Apple employees believed was worth $100, before taxes? How embarrassing. And disappointing. I don’t know if they knew about these obvious deficiencies and let them be, to continue having people purchase their next pencils, one slightly better than the other. Not even interested in the improved version or 2nd Apple Pencil model at this point.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Product

    • Written by Samuel R from Yorktown

    It is a great product I saw all the low reviews so I decided to answer some complaints

    1. The cap sticks to the magnets on the edges of your iPad (the black glass)
    2. I have never lost the adapter but you can charge on your iPad which pairs it too.
    3. It may look silly when connected like that but I just put it in for 4 minutes and it finishes 100% charged
    4. It is not apple’s fault newer generations of Apple Pencil can’t work on older iPads I was upset too until I realized that a second generation Apple Pencil could not charge on a older iPad because of wireless charging besides the first one is basically the same thing as the other one.

    I like this product a lot so hopefully these tips help.

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Slippery, zero grip

    • Written by Carlo M from BLACKTOWN

    Too slippery that it's uncomfortable to use. simple solution but shouldnt be needed: cheap rubber band to add grip.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Use it everyday for the past 4 months

    • Written by Dania A from Brampton

    I love this pencil with my iPad pro, as it makes my life at university so much easier; I use it daily for note taking. People are complaining about how it rolls off the table, that's why I bought a case from Amazon that has a designated pencil holding spot and a spot for the cap while charging. Just a small change as a new case can ensure you keep this $100 pencil in place. (I docked a star because design could be better for the price).

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointing and an expensive waste of money!

    • Written by Beverly C from Cooksville

    I purchased the pencil with an iPad a couple of years ago. My initial response was that it is unworthy of Apple’s reputation. It’s much too heavy to use for long, is really awkward to charge, the cap and adaptor are insanely easy to lose, & it’s lacking in features available in other devices of this type (such as a sense of virtual drag/friction — using it on the slippery iPad surface makes accuracy & control nearly impossible). I found over time that I primarily used it as a mere stylus since the control I was looking for in drawing or writing wasn’t there.

    Last week it just stopped working. It charges & pairs, but doesn’t do anything when I try to use it on the iPad. It can’t be repaired & is out of warranty so I was told my only option is to pay another $100 for a new pencil of the same unfortunate design. It would be nice if Apple would make some improvements to this version of the pencil to benefit disappointed customers or if they had made an effort to make the new version of the pencil compatible with older iPads.

    I’ve been an Apple fan for a lot of years, but they’ve been slipping in quality. My iPad, the Apple Pencil, & the Smart Keyboard I purchased together in 2016 have all had issues needing replacement or having to be sent back to Apple for fixes. For the price tags on Apple/Mac products, I expect better quality and longevity. Get it together Apple! I’m giving serious consideration to giving up on you!

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mine doesn’t work at all. I wish I could return it but it was a gift.

    • Written by Avagale P from hood river

    Doesn’t work. Really really bumbbed out, I got the new iPad and everything.

    8 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked okay while it lasted

    • Written by Jeremy M from West bloomfield

    The stylus was nice until it stopped working only a few months in. Very disappointed with the quality of this one specific product.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best!

    • Written by Rana B from Vaudreuil-Dorios

    This Apple Pencil is amazing i dont know why it took me so long to get Absolutely no flaws whatsoever!

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Most unpractical thing to own

    • Written by Aaron G from Boise

    This pencil writes nice but is impossible to store. Also, charging adapter and cap are garbage. Left charger and adapter on a hotel nightstand, housekeeping (rightfully) took it for trash and threw out the charge cap. If not them, I would have lost it by the next day. Rushed into production, I’m sure. Not well thought out. Not very “Apple”.

    28 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Did not last

    • Written by A. Liliana L from Houston

    Stopped working 2 months after purchase.

    38 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very sensative They don’t last long

    • Written by Abraham H from Nashua

    I love using my ipad pro 12.9 with the apple pencil for art. I use them everyday as I am a tattoo artist. With that said my pencils last maybe a month before they stop working due to dropping i asume. I use them often so yes the roll off the desck etc. At &100 each I spend about that much a month or so to keep replacing. I’m fed up I have a graveyard of useless apple pencils that dont work and today i dropped my pencil and it no longer works. Unfortunatly I cant afford another at the moment so I will return to using a stylus with my pc.

    33 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great useful tool

    • Written by Christian O from Quito

    The best experience, good battery life, fast charging and excellent performance. Thank iPad Pro and Apple Pencil I have no longer books for my college and business. It worth it. Makes your life easier and fancy! Thank you Apple! God Bless U.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple pencil expensive and unreliable

    • Written by Darrel L from Richmond Hill

    Bought Apple Pencil, used it a couple times, and left it stored in the box for random use when needed. The battery went dead and the pencil no longer works. Tried all options available on the net, even leaving it charged for a week and nothing worked. Took it to the Apple store, and told warranty has already past. No replacement can be given, and have to buy new one. My loss and Apple gain and I will just add it as one of my lemon purchase. Did not buy another Apple pencil, but decided to go for a much cheaper alternative.
    I have always bought Apple products, without hesitation, now I will think second, and even third and check more reviews before purchase of any more Apple products.

    44 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can not connect to my ipad pro

    • Written by 逸凡 薛 from 上海

    during the summer vacation, I didn't use this pencil. And it cannot be connected to my iPad. I tried everything to connect, but failed. Terrible!

    28 of 40 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pencil 5 Stars, Adapter 1 Star

    • Written by Jennifer N S from Union

    I would have rated the Apple Pencil with a 5 had I been able to find a replacement for the Apple Pencil Charging Adapter. The pencil has worked great, holds its charge, charges quickly and I have had very few problems connecting to my ipad, and the problems I have had have been fixed quickly by plugging it in to the tablet...though I did have to forget and relearn device a couple of times at the beginning.

    The problem I have is with the charging adapter. It is so small and easily lost. Once it few into a cup of coffee...just one of those weird freak accidents. Amazingly, it survived that, but somehow it got crushed. I don't know how. It was in the case with my tablet and apple pencil, which were fine, but suddenly this thing was cracked the whole way down one side.

    I spent the total of an hour searching for a replacement on apple's site, then on hold chatting with the world's slowest techy as he basically did the same thing I already did, only to return and tell me he can't find it. The part he found was male to female, not female to female. Not sure what the purpose of THAT is.

    So he said to go to my "local apple store" and see if they have it. Well, I have no "local" apple store. I'm in a very remote area, so how the heck am I supposed to replace this thing? ***Something so easily lost, easily damaged???*** Stupid. It wasted over an hour of my time, then apple paid their guy to waste 40 minutes doing what I did in 20!

    Did I already say stupid??? I hate buying third party replacements because they are never reliable in my experience. They work for a bit, then there's an update and "ERROR. DEVICE NOT SUPPORTED." Buff

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Have never got it to work

    • Written by Michael C from London

    Have had the Apple Pencil for just over a year and have never got it to work. It is now showing 3% charged but it will not charge. It connects to my iPad Pro for a second and disconnects. Have tried everything I can (all internet solutions etc) still fails to work. I have read on the internet that if you allow this item to discharge it damages the battery and renders the pencil useless. If this is correct I believe Apple should be ashamed.

    I love Apple products but this item seem to be a “Lemon”

    28 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Jonathan R from Oxford

    Very disappointed as I have had two of these fail within a year of their life. The fault being that they suddenly refused to charge, and that was it. Apple replaced the first but it happened again on the second. If you look on the internet you will find many reports of the none chargeable pencil. Which is a shame because it worked very well up to that point but then nothing would, or could, charge it. At £89 it should be faultless. As I said, very disappointing.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY!!!!!

    • Written by Daniel A from Kardinya

    If you don’t use for 1 month then the whole pencil is dead. Went on holiday for a few weeks, came back and couldn’t charge it up anymore. Genius knew the problem however forced me to fork out money for a replacement.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Trevor B

    If you are having issues connecting your pencil to the iPad, please do the following. Go into Bluetooth settings, turn it on, click on Apple Pencil where it says its not connected. Forget the device, turn off Bluetooth, turn it back on, plug in pencil to iPad, and it should repair the device and be working. It’s not an actual battery issue, its a software issue where if the pencil loses signal for so long it wont connect at all to the iPad, even with a 100% charge.

    This was my problem when I tried to use my pencil after not using it for about a month. If you have another issue with it other than what I had, I wish you the best of luck and I hope my steps help you possibly reclaim the life of your Apple Pencil.

    30 of 31 people found this useful