• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Outdated and needs eraser

    In 2018 for it to not have an eraser is sad, Bluetooth drains battery way too fast, recharging is slow, and no tips to buy form anywhere

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    I bought this along with 6th Gen iPad to eliminate the use of paper, and I wished I hadn't bothered. It is very expensive to buy, the cap is very easy to lose, and is $20 to replace.
    Battery life is very poor but it does charge quickly. I also have to keep plugging mine into my iPad to "renew" the connection, otherwise it doesn't work if you haven't used it for a day or two.
    As others have mentioned, it is too long, has no standard pocket clip and no convenient way to attach to iPad. Also, why can't it have an eraser on the other end the same the Microsoft one?

    I am going to try and sell mine and buy another brand instead

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    And it's still working!!!

    I was pulling some clothes out of the wash, and spotted something shocking. I had somehow scooped up my red leather pencil case along with my dirty cloths and plopped it all into the wash.

    I dreaded opening up the case to see what I found. Inside was my precious handcrafted wooden-barrelled pen from Italy, along with my Apple pencil - now sparkling(!) white. Not a drop of ink from the pen had spilled anywhere!

    The bigger question was the Apple pencil. I pulled off the charger end - brilliantly clean now - and then plugged it into my iPad. Nothing. Then I disconnected the pencil from my iPad and gave my pen some time to see if it would charge. It took a while before the notice came up asking to be paired. I hit yes, and the battery showed 2%. Hmmm... will it even charge?

    And yes! Within moments it was at 29% and as I write this it is now at 61%. I tested it on my GoodNotes app - and it works!

    Fabulous. Fabulous.
    But thank goodness I had it in a case!

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil too heavy and too long. PUTS STRAIN ON MY UPPER ARM

    Cannot use this for more than a minute as it puts terrible stress on my arm. Why can’t it be shorter as the weight could be managed better then.
    It charges well, nice and quick, but requires frequent charging.

    The main issue is the terrible weight. And the fact that it rolls everywhere when you put it down. I have some sort of repetitive strain injury now I upper arm.

    18 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don’t buy

    Extremely poor battery life. Why does it even need a battery?

    22 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery ceases to charge shockingly quickly

    We purchased two pencils and didn’t take them out of the package until months after purchase. Neither one would charge at all (tried various ways; even called Apple). Horrible rip off.

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really? this call pen

    The pen is bulky and very expensive. Somehow Samsung designed pen fits in Mobile phone and Apple engineers can't even do that. Is apple loosing steam? See the mouse even you can't charge and use it. Very disappointed with Apple latest devices.

    17 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil

    I had no idea I could do so much with my Apple iPad Pro. I just watched the informational movies on how much and how simple I could use my iPad. I'm just wondering why the salesperson didn't tell me all this, I would have purchased the pencil too.

    7 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Second Apple Pencil Both died in 6months. Apple should share this info.

    I am currently on my second Apple Pencil. First pencil died after 7 to 8 months of use. Writer Bought a second Apple Pencil. It completely died after approximately 6 to 7 months of use. Apple should advertise that the lifespan of their pencils are only 6 to 7 months this is unacceptable I would’ve never purchased product for $100 if I only knew I’d get to use it for six months called Apple they are On able to help me over the phone. Have to take three hours out of my day to drive to Apple store 45 minutes away for a pencil that does not work very poor planning very poor engineering who tested these pencils and what is the lifespan please share this information in the future with people before they make purchasing decisions this Apple Pencil was not made for use or long-term very cheap

    78 of 83 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Need customisable side button(s)! Make a "Pro Pen"?

    I know Apple thinks Simplicity is better (no buttons) but as a digital artist I would really want 1-2 extra side buttons like the Wacom or Surface pro pens - that can be customisable in different apps.

    I really want to use the side button to use the eye dropper tool - makes drawing so much faster.

    I have also heard that the full Photoshop is in the making for the iPad - so having customiable buttons on the pen would allow me to fulfill the professional worksflow I had with my Wacom pen.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Please add a way to track or lock Apple Pencil to your iPad. My pencil was stolen and I could not track it nor could I verify if someone else was using it. I saw someone using Apple Pencil in the same location where I last used it, but could not go up to the person and accuse them of stealing since there is no practical way of identifying ownership of the Pencil. I was a little annoyed that I had to buy a new pencil.

    40 of 45 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well, but life expectancy is way too short

    I used my apple pencil without an issue for almost a year. Then I didn't use it for about 6 weeks. The battery drained during that time. When I tried to charge it, the charging symbol would appear, but it would not accept a charge. The battery is not replaceable in this product. I took it to an Apple store, and they offered a replacement for $79.99 (it was out of warranty by the time I took it to them). I declined. That's a lot of money for a non-serviceable product that failed in about a year.

    The tapping sound on the iPad screen is distracting, especially to others in meetings. I also found it inconvenient that it has no pocket clip. I used the pencil regularly to make notes and drawings when estimating jobs in the field. For this application, a pocket clip would be very helpful. It seems that Apple chose the sleek design over functionality. The tip is easily damages if the pencil is dropped. It seems foolish to me that Apple designed a product that charges via a ridiculously small lightning cable adapter that is easily lost. That should have been built into the cap. The other option is to plug it into the tablet's charging port, but this creates a risky situation of the plug on the pencil being damaged or broken if the pencil is bumped while it's plugged in.

    45 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT the best

    During recorded lectures- the tapping of this pen on the iPad disrupts my lectures. The tapping is very annoying- it is really disappointing- the use of loading Powerpoint to my iPad and being able to record and writing on the powerpoint pdf was so useful HOWEVER, the pen tapping from taking notes is recorded over the lectures and I am back to using my LIVESCRIBE for the better recordings.

    33 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stylus Redesign

    I was given the Apple stylus for my birthday and I was so excited. After using, it I felt that it was too cumbersome to store. It’s too big and clumsy . I wish it would have a clip so that I could pin it on my cover of my iPad or shorter. The tip fell off and I lost it so it cannot be used now.

    I also found out that I had to recharged it. It was too troublesome to use, I had to revert to my cheap $4 stylus. It is not even compatible to my bamboo app. It’s sad. It was an expansive gift but not too usable.

    Please improve the pen.

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 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

    64 of 70 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.

    41 of 57 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.

    38 of 64 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!

    35 of 44 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.

    39 of 43 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.

    48 of 58 people found this useful