• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money!!!

    • Written by Kendall B from Pace

    I finally decided to get one today and I hate it all this Pencil is meant to do is draw, and it's a waste of a $100 that could go towards something else. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!!

    58 of 105 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple pencil

    • Written by Velvalee R from simi valley

    So far I have not seen one thing that makes this pencil worth one hundred dollars. I feel rather stupid for buying it.

    69 of 106 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad Pro Pencil is a waste for $99. DEFECTIVE!!!

    • Written by Mark D from New Albany

    iPad Pro pencil worked for a short while. Now It pairs and un-pairs.................pathetic. Have tried every possible solution to no avail. So, I went to a big box store to purchase a $6.99 stylus. Oh well, my loss, Apple's gain.

    71 of 91 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil Tilt Function doesn't work

    • Written by Mike D from Poole

    I am now on my second Apple Pencil, having returned the first one. The Tilt Function doesn't work on this one and didn't work on the previous one....Rubbish!

    58 of 74 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too many small parts to lose

    • Written by Matthew W from Chicago

    I have to say the pen itself functions as designed . However whoever designed this product put no thought into the easy loss of the little parts. The cap be magnetic but the minute you take it off you risk losing it and I have to say Apple the charging adapter is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen. Please Apple you're supposed to be an innovative technology leader this is been a big failure on your part. You shouldn't have to rely on after market vendors to secure your $95 purchase ... much like some of your IOS updates you don't do a very good job of consumer testing

    56 of 71 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple pencil

    • Written by Ryan R from Highlands Ranch

    I bought this pencil thinking, wow what a great idea. BUT I was rudely disappointed with how much of a piece of junk this is. It is just a fancy styalis for 100 dollars. In my opinion it is worth 50 dollars at the most. Like common sense here Apple, you guys made a pencil out of plastic where the tip breaks with around 30 uses for me. Along with that there is no replacement items at all. I love your guys computers, I'm using one right now I also have an iPhone, and I love them but this is junk. All in All I through 100 dollars away on a piece of plastic that had a few wires in it and some cheap aluminum..... Thank you

    92 of 130 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by J. K from PLANO

    I barely use my apple pencil and recently just stopped working. The only thing I can think of is that I may have dropped it, but with no visible damage. VERY EXPENSIVE to be so fragile. I hate also going to the Apple Store to trouble shoot or WAIT IN A LONG LONG LINE. What a hassle!!!

    94 of 117 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pencil great, cap replacement infuriating

    • Written by Gregg B from Los Altos

    Use my iPadPro with Apple Pencil and GoodNote app everyday! And love it! Lost magnetic cap on pencil and have spent many frustrated hours trying to get a replacement. Tip you can get, caps are impossible. No good reason way. Apple needs to address this

    88 of 104 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    FRAGILE Two pencils broken in only FOUR months

    • Written by Quentin P from Harrison

    I didn't think anything could ever come between me and my love for Apple and their products. Then along came the Apple Pencil. The honest truth is that these pencils are made to be looked at, not used, not touched. Put it in a glass display case and show your friends the bright white terror that has me so frustrated at this point that I cannot possibly carry on buying Apple products. $2500 worth of Apple products in this years first quarter just for leisure devices and I'm stuck with nothing in return other the gut wrenching fact that I have a third pencil to purchase. That's $300 worth of pencil, which almost translates into $100 month to use my iPad Pro. I'm so upset that I lm literally considering putting all of my Apple stuff into the dumpster because I hate being reminded of the scam I've experienced with the Apple Pencil. The pencils were damaged by 1.) a fall from desk onto my office floor. Completely wiped it out instantly. 2.) A small kitten jumped onto my couch and nibbled on the pen leaving a couple very light markings that have caused the pen to malfunctions and it will not even start to function. Since these are technically not apples fault I'm left with the most expensive fragile junk plastic I've ever bought. Finished with this company as quickly as they first earned my business.

    66 of 91 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil

    • Written by Vince M from Neptune beach

    Once I heard of the Apple Pencil I was very excited. I found out quickly that it wasn't as cool as it was made out to be. 1.) being a student I thought there was already a programmed app like "keynote" "ipages" "I tunes" but one specifically for taking notes written on the iPad that would turn the words into letters as if they were being typed. Apple has so many amazing features I thought how is it possible they don't have a main programmed build in app for this service. Writing things down in class is proven to reinforce things into your long term memory better. 2.) why is so much of the focus on drawing. Are there that many artist? That Apple had to direct the app towards them? Why not students for taking notes in class? Ipages have the ability to have an option to type the words or write them. Basically useful general functions instead of specific limited task.

    48 of 82 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredibly poor design and flimsy construction for a hundred bucks

    • Written by Joe C from SACRAMENTO

    The cap can only fit on the lightning connector. It should snap onto the point so you don't lose it while charging. The lightning adaptor is likewise losable; it could have been part of the cap, but no, we have two roll-around, easily lost vital parts. The spare tip makes three. This is, after all, a MOBILE device. Why make vital components that are guaranteed to be lost?

    The Pencil runs down even when you are not using it and it cannot be turned off, so expect it to run down every few days just for existing. But, they let you plug it into the iPad! Great/terrible idea. Yes, it charges. But if anyone picks up the iPad with the Pencil plugged in, we find out how incredibly flimsy the pen body is; about a half a millimeter in thickness. Snap! There goes the pen(cil).

    Oh, it works well enough, apart from the horrendous design.

    44 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil is not working.

    • Written by Ayako M from Boston

    It's so hard to be paired and let alone working.
    It does not work.
    I did so many times of rebooting, tightening the tip, Forget this Device button, switching on and off Bluetooth and so on and on as suggested in various users forums.
    Nothing worked.
    I'm using another stylus which is simpler but works .
    Big disappointment.

    29 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well enough but design is not friendly

    • Written by Paul D from Ancaster

    I have had the pencil just over two months in conjunction with a 9.7 iPad Pro and a survivor slim case. While the pencil works well enough I have some issues. I have lost the cap twice and the connector adapter once. Try being on the road working and you notice it fell off the pencil while on the case . It's gone and now the pencil is essentially useless. I have also lost the tip once , it screws on and it has not ratcheting lock on the thread so as you write it slowly loosens. Again on the road and the pen is kaput.
    It would be nice if I could also locate my pencil , in a way similar to a tile so when it falls off the holder I can locate it.
    As for now if you really need a stylus check to see if one of the cheaper ones will do. I say this as my pencil ( the second) is lost and I'm out another $129.00

    37 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY IT---worthless

    • Written by NIK C from Irvine

    As nice as the feature of the pencil are, it is a poorly designed product and I promise you that you will lose it. it has no clip and the magnet is not strong enough to keep it attached. there is nothing to stop it from rolling off your desk. and it is so long that it doesn't even fit properly in my suit jacket pocket, or in a pair of jeans. It is overpriced. You will Lose it, and apple care will not cover its loss. It is a joke, and another example of apple repeated ability to blow up every recent device they have invented.

    40 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too loud... In fact maddeningly loud.

    • Written by Jacob G from Moultonboro

    If you are at all bothered by sound avoid at all costs. I'm mortified at just how loud this thing is. Even pressing the smallest amount creates this giant noise that when handwriting turns into something resembling a broken garage disposal. Tap - tap - tap... It never freaking ends. Apple, you made a great stylus - the best stylus - for the deaf.

    46 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointed in the Apple Pencil

    • Written by Sandra B from Live Oak

    When I first got my iPad Pro I was so happy. At that time i also decided to get the Apple Pencil. I invested in the pencil thinking I was getting a superior product. I was so disappointed not only was it a hefty price for the product but I had several problems. The first one being the cap. This cap is not very well secured to the pencil. It can get misplaced or lost very easily. Second I was very discouraged because you have to charge it. I already have several things to charge i.e. Phone, iPad, watch and now the pencil. The last one being the itty bitty charger that comes with the pencil. It can also be easily lost or misplaced. So for the hefty price I think I got an inferior product.

    33 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Steve is rolling over in his grave

    • Written by Mark B from Santa Clara

    I loved this device for about 5 minutes. Then it lost it's Bluetooth connection. And after recharging and reconnecting about 100 times my patience wore thin. Support asked me to provide the serial number which I was told is printed on the Lightning connector. Really?? I could have sworn it wasn't there at all, but after using a 10x magnifying glass I could barely read the smallest, faintest numbers I've ever seen on any consumer device. Support also suggested I reset my network settings, which did nothing. At one point I thought I had lost that ridiculous male-to-male Lighting adaptor, which would have rendered the device useless. Losing the stupid little white end cap would just be annoying since it's just a dust cover, but without the equally small and more easily lost Lightning adaptor you're screwed.

    I cannot believe Steve would not have allowed this thing to go to market. It is an technology advance but severely lacking in the common-sense practically that Steve insisted on.

    66 of 88 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wake up call for Jony - Bluetooth implementation blows

    • Written by Brett E from Broomfield

    Great to write with but only 1 star for the Bluetooth implementation.

    1) Once paired you should never need to pair again like every other Bluetooth device on the market.
    2) NOT SO. Unlike every other Bluetooth device on the market, if you disable Bluetooth when not in use, users have to pair the Apple Pencil to your iPad Pro again to get it going.
    3) This means increased warranty claims for lightning ports and Pencils because YOU HAVE TO INSERT THE PENCIL (even if fully charged) every time you want to use it.

    72 of 89 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    won't sync

    • Written by Brian S from Palmer

    Updated my iPad Pro to 9.2.1 and pencil won't work...unsure if these things are related. Pencil suddenly won't charge but Bluetooth icon lights up when it is plugged in. Won't work despite lit Bluetooth icon. Very frustrating, I've owned it only a few days.

    75 of 105 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    REALLY. Still no replacement tips!

    • Written by Danah C from Calgary

    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.

    11373 of 12876 people found this useful