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
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    • 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

      3986 of 4585 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

      1807 of 1970 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

      1265 of 1463 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Could be much better

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Only last about a year

      I've bought Apple Pencil last year and used it rarely. So I decided to leave it in the pencil box until it's time to start using it again. Just recently, for m I've bought Apple Pencil last year and used it rarely. So I decided to leave it in the pencil box until it's time to start using it again. Just recently, for my business purpose, I took out the Apple Pencil and before I can start using it, it is no longer working. I even charges it twice over night. Took it to Apple Store and turned out the warranty end. Only one year warranty. Either I have to give up the Apple Pencil to them and pay $80 with 3 months warranty or buy a brand new one for $150 with one year warranty. Apple have a strong reputation of having high quality products that would last longer than Microsoft products. With this recently experiences, now I have to think twice and start looking into surface pro. Before the Pencil broke down on me, I hate when the cap of the Pencil is easy to get lost. If charging Pencil attached to iPad, there is a risk that you could accident hit the Pencil and break the lighting input. Other than that, it is hard to see anything positive on it.

      • Written by Cesar T from Los Angeles

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Only last about a year

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Issue with tip getting loose but otherwise a great tool

      I have had my Apple Pencil and iPad Pro 12" for about two weeks now, and I love both. Recently the pencil would stop working with the iPad despite pairing and c I have had my Apple Pencil and iPad Pro 12" for about two weeks now, and I love both. Recently the pencil would stop working with the iPad despite pairing and charging. I solved my problem when I noticed that the tip had become loose; uncrewing it and screwing it back on restored full functionality of the pencil.

      • Written by Michael B from Novato

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Issue with tip getting loose but otherwise a great tool

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Incredible technology

      I have used the Apple Pencil almost daily since November 2015 for an average of 5 -6 hours with the 12.9 inch iPad Pro and apps from adobe sketch, paper 53 and I have used the Apple Pencil almost daily since November 2015 for an average of 5 -6 hours with the 12.9 inch iPad Pro and apps from adobe sketch, paper 53 and Procreate. I have replaced the tip three times (once due to dropping the pencil on concrete). I have never had to recharge during the day so my pencil has maintained its charged for 5-6 hours each time. Not sure what is up with those who have experienced problems with battery life or tip life but I have had a great experience with both. The technology in the pencil is almost magic to this old man -- love it. I did add a grip to make it a little more comfortable -- used a grip from a mechanical pencil -- fit perfectly. I also put a coat on the pencil with a stick-on kit that makes it look like an old fashioned pencil and added a pencil cozy to prevent loss of the charging end cap. Could not be happier.

      • Written by William F S from Gig Harbor

      6 of 8 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Incredible technology

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