• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gone through 2 pencils in a year

    The first pencil I bought died within 6 months, got it replaced and the replacement has died as well. It's out of warranty now and I'm upset that I would have to pay full price to fix something that is Apple's defect. You're better off buying a non-apple stylus

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Niche product over priced Bad design

    I normally believe that Apple makes some of the best designed products. The Apple Pencil however in my opinion has taken over the lead from the Apple keyboard. The pencils Cap be lost very easily. There is no doubt that you will have close calls with the Cap knocked off and you have to go looking for it. In order to stop the pencil from draining battery you have to turn off the Bluetooth on your iPad which causes you to not have access to other Bluetooth devices. If you listen to your headphones the Apple Pencil will link up and start draining your battery.
    The most egregious design flaw is the charger. It is a rectangular piece of plastic that costs approximately $10 (thats is a super markup) is used to make the pencil draw a charge from a cable.

    If you’re feeling brave you can take the cap off and stick the pencil into the iPad’s charging port at the botoom. This creates a very dangerous situation as any vertical movement can cause either the charging ports to get damaged on the pencils outlet to be damaged.

    Here is what I recommend
    Go to the Apple Store and holding Apple Pencil ask the store clerk to show you how the Apple Pencil is charged on the iPad. Take note of the fact there is no magnetic mount. Too big for your pocket. Using other accessories with the Apple Pencil and Bluetooth is not going to be a good idea as you start having battery drain. If you don’t charge the Apple Pencil, runs out of battery the battery might get damaged and you will be out of luck and will have a $100 probably cost $15 to manufacture. Replacement 70 to 100 bucks.

    The lesson I have learned for the day is that just because a company makes one high-quality product does not imply that the rest of the products match that scale.

    16 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it.

    I use it for school note taking and sketching. No problems and I have had it for about 8 months.There are sleeves and accessories for it on amazon so there really was no unsolvable problem such as charging, cases, sleeves, etc. Precision is amazing and there is a wide variety of apps specifically designed to be used with it. The nibs start to wear in about 3 months of constant use if you're not a barbarian. Replaced my school notebooks and pens. Absolutely love how convenient it is. I just keep it in a small pencil pouch I got from a Tokyo Discount next to my house.

    18 of 42 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Short battery life and poor writing feel , miles away from the Surface pen

    I am a long-term user of both Apple product and Microsoft surface line (I own the surface 3, surface book 13 inch and a new surface book 15 inch). The current apple pencil is nowhere near the performance of the Surface pen comes with the Surface tablet/laptop line. The battery life with the apple pencil is so short that you will frequently face the situation of picking up the apple pen to write down some important notes, but finding out it is out of juicy. The other major issue is the tip made of a solid plastic, and there is no damping. Writing on the glass surface of an ipad/pro is like striking a glassy surface with a glass stick, not only making a lot of noise while writing, but also the writing experience is so awkward compared with the smooth, well-damped tip design of the surface pen which resembles the feeling of writing on a piece of paper so well. I see plenty of comments saying how much people love the precise drawing experience, and I have no intention of arguing against all the personal experiences. But if you have indeed compared the apple pencil and the surface pen side-by-side, as I am doing this every single day, then the apple pencil has a long way to catch teh refinement of the surface pen.
    Something for Apple to consider, maybe things could be getting better in the next version of the apple pencil. I hope!

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Use it or lose it

    Left my apple pencil in my desk for a month. Now it is completely useless. Must be a battery issue but no warranty so I'm out of luck. If this issue is ever fixed I would be first in line to buy another one though, I loved it so much. I used it to draw pictures, create logos, and draw up engineering specs. It was amazing. Key word.. WAS.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Built to fail

    Used to work great. The design however is very inconvenient; rolls off the table, small charging parts that can be easily lost, horrible battery life. Those things I could maybe forgive. But I noticed my tip had a hole in it. Maybe it was always there and I didn't notice it. No problem right? I pull out the pencil to see if it has a hole and of course it doesn't. Whatever, I probably wore it down a little. As I go to switch out, I look inside the new tip and see a hole from the inside. THESE PENCILS ARE BUILT TO FAIL. After too much use, the hole makes it's way to the outside and you have to buy new tips. Except Apple doesn't sell the tips, you would have to buy a whole new pencil. At this point I'm done with Apple. If I hadn't spent so much money on their products, I'd switch and I'd happily replace everything I've purchased from them. Buyer beware.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery not working

    I purchased this 1.5 years ago, didnt use it for last 7-8 months, and the battery is not working at all !
    Its not charging now, stuck at 3%.
    Later on realised many ppl have faced this issue, I wonder why a product with this kind of issue is launched.
    No help from customer care since its couple of months over the warranty period now, so lying around as a waste now.
    Spent a 100$ on this, its costly and not worth it with the battery issue.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just because it's Apple

    Advertising is fantastic, it glorifies the things we want and have to have right here and now. The Apple pencil is a prime example and I would love it if the script writers were to take all the true one star reports about the limited battery life, the poor shape, the small easily misplaced pieces and the silence from the Apple support team and put that into an advertising blog..... There is clearly no defence here from Apple and having owned 2 of these before quickly selling, I can relate to the mayority of negative reports as the pencil for £89.00 STG is a waste. But we all know we have only ourselves to blame for followng the herd and Shepard. We are blinded by brand and we pay for the brand. And this is also why Apple will NOT let any other manufacturers desisna a sellable working stylus that takes into consideration the thoughts of the Apple community that spends BILLIONS on APPLE products. I wonder what V.2 is going to promise us at the next key note with blinding PR and you really can't live without this etc etc. As many people have stated, Wait, be patient and see the truth behind the mirror shows us.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    pretty awesome! but...

    This thing is obviously great for note taking...

    BUT lets talk about the big but... There is a big missing functionality with gestures. Why no ability to swipe up to change apps? At least if the user is capable of understanding the settings and able to change it and allow the function to exist with the pencil. I was able to do this with third party device, but not this one... this would make it so quick to switch between apps and improve multitasking, for students and professionals.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WARNING BEFORE BUYING PENCIL

    When I first received the pencil it worked just fine, amazing actually. The pencil is perfect for artist and writes smoothly. However, YOU MUST KEEP PENCIL CHARGED! If left unused for about more than a month, the Apple Pencil’s battery will die and if your warranty has passed you will be out of luck. For a $100 this pencil should last years but this is not the case. I now have a $100 stick that does nothing and MANY others have this problem. This Apple Pencil is a SCAM just to get your money and make you pay for something that doesn’t do what is promised.Once again if you decide to get this pencil remember to continuously keep pencil charged so battery does not die forever.

    42 of 46 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great as long as it is charged

    I am disappointed with my apple pen because of the battery lifetime. I is always running low on battery and I have to charge it very frequently. I have expected more from a product that is very well paid, if you compare with other in the market. OK, the product works well with the iPad Pro, but the short battery life is annoying.
    I hope I find another option in the market soon and will try it to see, if I can subtitute his one from apple ...
    Another issue is the form of the pencil. As the name says, it is round and as such rolls around my table. There is also no “attaching” device to secure the pensil elsewhere. It is for me a puzzle that a company like apple develops a (supposed to be) high tech product, with the physical performance of a pencil of the 18th century (round, slips everywhere, no covers, noc clips, no nothing).
    Actually, Apple should be thankful for this candid review, as most of its customers seem to be so locked in, that they fail on sound judgment, starting to accept everything Apple offers, without critical mass ...
    Hope this helps. Next time I will ask for compensation, as you do, when you enter an Apple store ...
    Tks

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the pen, adapter doesn't work

    The pen is lovely, works well, and charges SUPER fast through the ipad with no more than a 1% drop in the ipad's battery. However, it won't charge on anything other than an ipad, iphone (any actual apple device with a lightning adapter female port). The adapter it comes with to charge it through a cable, doesn't work for my pencil, I only charge it through the Ipad. It charges very fast, in less than 20 minutes. I really wish the adapter worked because you can't charge the ipad and the pencil at the same time otherwise. Other than this, the tips are worn down pretty quickly if you plan to use it daily (ie. school) In about a month I am already seeing small connectivity issues, I use the pencil for about 5/7 hours a day and they only provide one extra pencil tip through original purchase. Get the notability app, it's fabulous with the pencil.

    9 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don’t waste your money!

    These pencils never work the way they should right out of the box, bad battery life just horrible and the only thing Apple will tell you is to buy another just sad.. what happen on this one Apple!!

    27 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best

    The best pencil. It could not be better.

    6 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple pen is already chipping and cracking

    I absolutely love my apple pen and iPad Pro. However, there are some flakes. The charger adapter is literally cracking in half long ways. The pen cap is chipping around the edges. They should make quality products for this price point. I am super careful with my pen never dropping it and always storing it safely. This is not acceptable.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I absolutely love this pen

    durable, nice grip, magnetic cap to keep it in place until I plug it in to charge ****which was only for a few minutes for a full charge...this thing will last an entire week**** it exceeded my expectations. Procreate is fun and the pen even picks up when you shade from an angle.

    20 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don’t waste your money

    My iPad Pro stylus WAS a neat tool. It helped to keep the screen clean of fingerprints. After only a couple of months I had to change to the second tip that came with it. Now, just a couple of months later, it won’t work at all. It’s simply not worth the $99 that I paid for it. Go to the dollar store and pick up a stylus. Worth every bit of $1.

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil

    Apple pencil stopped working after less than a year bought new charger and still no luck starting to hate apple !

    31 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Never lose your Pencil—-use Washi Tape!!!!

    How not to lose your Apple Pencil....easily done in Hotel sheets after using in bed! Office and crafts stores sell Washi tape. It is a Japanese removeable tape useful for craft and gift wrapping. Colorful, and stops Pencil from rolling away. Also allows a custom comfort grip.

    You will easily see it against any white background, and it won’t roll away on hard surfaces! YAY!

    Cheap simple and you can do it yourself! Change the color when it suits you!

    I love the pencil, even though it takes a little adjustment time to use all the capabilities. Your imagination is the only limit.

    I have used it in Notability, and One Note to save classroom whiteboard drawings or you can project to a screen or bluetooth to TV for a larger screen.

    And I did a dynamite sketch one hour after I received it with an IPad Pro original. Apple should sell pencils in an optional 2 pack. One for home and one for on the road! Enjoy!

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing, but not compatible with ALL artists...

    The Apple Pencil is crazy good. If you press light, your strokes come out light. It moves smoothly and never lags. 10/10 recommend for artists that use their HANDS. Confused as to why i’m only saying artists that use their hands? Well, you’re reading a review of an artist that uses her MOUTH. My parents, siblings, and I have had to create multiple sleeve inventions to make the pencil water-proof (because of my spit obviously). Even though some of these sleeves worked, the pencil isn’t able to withstand the pressure of my mouth. And I guess you can say, “well then bite lighter on the pencil,” I’ve heard that multiple times. The thing is, when your brain is flowing with a constant art flow, you’re not going to pay attention to the pressure that you’re holding the pencil. In almost a year that i’ve had my iPad Pro, I have gone through at least four Apple Pencils. I’m just putting this out there for future inventions Apple probably will create, but who knows if they will actually be reading this! All in all, though, I’m glad the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil were created because I don’t think my art life would get to where it’s at now. I still have tons of things to learn and improve on, and I’m glad that I chose to be an Apple user throughout my journey.

    10 of 19 people found this useful