Apple Pencil for iPad Pro

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What’s in the Box

Apple Pencil, Lightning adapter, and extra tip

  • Overview

    Apple Pencil expands the power of iPad Pro 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 with a conventional pencil, but with pixel-perfect precision.

    What’s in the Box

    Apple Pencil

    Lightning adapter

    Extra tip

    Tech Specs

    Dimensions

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

    Diameter: 0.35 inch (8.9 mm)

    Weight: 0.73 ounce (20.7 grams)

    Connections

    Bluetooth

    Lightning connector

    Other Features

    Magnetically attached cap

  • 3.5 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

      5770 of 6569 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

      2572 of 2785 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

      1832 of 2096 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Could be much better

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      So slippery, fatiguing to use. Design fail.

      This pencil is wonderful in how it operates electronically. It’s a terrific piece of technology. But, I’m no longer willing to be nice about Apple’s obsession w This pencil is wonderful in how it operates electronically. It’s a terrific piece of technology. But, I’m no longer willing to be nice about Apple’s obsession with making everything slippery. I can handle it with things that everyone will put a case on anyway—iPhone, iPad, etc., but this is not okay for a pencil. You have to be able to grip the thing to use it well, and this is not only smooth plastic, it is especially slippery surfaced smooth plastic. Many fine pens are smooth plastic but manage to be super grippy somehow (Mont Blanc) or are smooth lacquer but super grippy (Waterman, Pelikan). But Apple, notice how most all cheaper pens have gone to adding grippy rubber sections? Maybe there is a market for pens that are not slippery. For design and not taking uses on a tablet, there are already many things lined up to make the tasks fatiguing to one’s hand. The utter slipperiness of the pencil/pen itself does not have to be one of them. I find this terrible, so off I go, hunting online for aftermarket solutions to something Apple messed up in the obsession that chronically puts form over function. It is really unfortunate because this is a nice piece of gear, otherwise, and the iPad Pro, while priced crazy high, is a nice device.

      • Written by SCOTT S from Greenwood Village

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?So slippery, fatiguing to use. Design fail.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Apple Pencil

      This pencil stinks and Apple needs to redesign it! 1) why is there no flip top instead of the cap? 2) battery life awful 3) color and material inadequa This pencil stinks and Apple needs to redesign it! 1) why is there no flip top instead of the cap? 2) battery life awful 3) color and material inadequate, more color choices and even material would help. You would not want to use this on a job site, finish not durable enough. 4) serial number is so small that, I do not even wear glasses and you need as magnifying glass to see and its barley plausible. Apple stupity on this one! You Americans can’t do anything righty can you any-longer! 5) why is charging such poor issue? 6) why no case for the 99.00 cost??!! I have yet to see one good review either..... Apple get it together! And offer a refund w/buyback like Volkswagen, for the old one too that would help! Learn from Volkswagen AG and other automakers, whom stood up to their mistakes....

      • Written by Moray E from GREAT BARRINGTON

      6 of 13 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Apple Pencil

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Design Flaws

      The pen works well with my iPad Pro 10.5. However, I really do not like the design of the cap on the end since it attaches to the pen magnetically and the magne The pen works well with my iPad Pro 10.5. However, I really do not like the design of the cap on the end since it attaches to the pen magnetically and the magnetic isn't very strong. I'm afraid it's going to get knocked off and lost. Also if you are trying to pull your pen out of a pen case or something the cap comes off by then pen doesn't come out since the cap doesn't attach well. Also, it's hard having such a tiny lightening adapter be so necessary for charging the pen. I'm also afraid of losing the adapter. It also seems that the pen doesn't have long of a battery life. I wish that the pen would light up and show you how much battery you have left on it. It was nice of apple to include another pen tip in the packaging.

      • Written by Sara P from Westborough

      6 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Design Flaws

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