• 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”.

    5 of 9 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.

    10 of 13 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.

    11 of 14 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.

    8 of 10 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.

    16 of 19 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!

    8 of 15 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

    4 of 9 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”

    13 of 18 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.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    There Should Be A Product Recall

    • Written by Sharon M from Washington

    My iPad Pro and Apple Pencil were purchased by my employer for me to use to collect medical data via an app to later be entered into a database. I received the duo last summer and did not use the pair as the database had not been completed. Our database was finally completed last week and this week would be the first week of data collection. Imagine my surprise when I unbox my pencil to prepare for my first patient, and the pencil not only would not hold a charge, it would not pair with the iPad, After reading these reviews, I'm not going to waste my time reaching out to Apple support. I ordered the Logitech slim keyboard case and hopefully, it will be a good workaround. I'm disappointed the product never worked and sorry my employer had to take the hit. Next time I will read customer reviews before assuming products are legit just because of the brand name Get it together Apple and make it right to the thousands of customers that are out of pocket because of your defective product!

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    • Written by Fina J from Columbia

    Omggggg I so loveeeeee this pencil. Idk why it took me this long to get it. Amazing when I write my notes and draw. Totally recommend!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Be careful before u buy apple pencil, Big battery issue

    • Written by Pseng Hsu L from Kota Samarahan

    Bought 2 when it was first launched. One was use and another was kept as spare. After quite sometime, the spare apple pencil simple wont charge and hold charges anymore. This is a very serious production/battery issue, where there is no warranty from apple for replacement or repair of such defect. To me if apple is not gonna take responsibility on this issue, at least have the courtesy to warn us to keep the apple pencil always charge or risk losing it. It just not fair from apple that they are turning a blind eye to this issue.

    47 of 53 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It a beautiful and good pencil but...

    • Written by Perla F from Visalia

    Keep in mind it makes tapping noises when you write and draw on the iPad 6 (2018) other than that its a good pencil charge fast and great to draw.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Digital Art/Input Tool of all time.

    • Written by Cladio J from CENTER MORICHES

    There is simply nothing like the Apple Pencil for the artist/creator. Apple knocked it out of the park on the first try. As a digital artist/illustrator in the field for 20 years I’ve had no other input tool be more impactful. It changed the game for me. It’s been the first input tool that has allowed me to do the things I’ve always wanted in the digital space. With it’s analog feel, it’s excellently designed body/weight, it’s perfect length, and awesome angular tip architecture. The iPad was always born to be a creation tool, and Apple Pencil feels truly made for it. It feels unified in a deep way. It has the feel of a tool when you hold it. Only Apple can pull something off like this. I simply would be lost w/out Apple Pencil. We are lucky Apple made it. Because iPad Pro and IOS are the best platform for the Artist/Creator. This is something I asked for since 2010- I have to thank the teams for just getting it so right. Truly changed the game for me. I’ve been using it since 2015 and have no complaints, every time I pick it up to go in for work I know I’m going to have a blast. Couldn’t go without it. THANK YOU!

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Outdated and needs eraser

    • Written by Alen Z from Chicago

    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

    56 of 74 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    • Written by Peter E from HALIFAX

    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

    43 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    And it's still working!!!

    • Written by Karin W from Vancouver

    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!

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by Laura C from Dublin

    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.

    38 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don’t buy

    • Written by Mitchell G from London

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

    49 of 68 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery ceases to charge shockingly quickly

    • Written by Steven B from Edgewater

    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.

    56 of 66 people found this useful