• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's ok

    • Written by yang N from Fremont

    The battery charges very fast, however, it does not last when being used. Even when it's fully charged and left unused the pencil will completely drain by itself in a few days.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery has died after not using it for a few months

    • Written by Praniti T from Nashua

    I have no more trust in Apple accessories. Both keyboard cover and the pen died in just over a year. I have always thought that Apple products are of high standard and passed rigorously design/test, so it deserves the high price tag because it would last a long time, but I was wrong; these accessories don't hold that esteem, Now I suspect quality of all the products which were designed after Steve Jobs' era. (iPad, iPhone and maybe Mac are still fine since it keeps the same design since its glorious day.)

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dies forever if left uncharged

    • Written by Angela A from Lafayette

    Worked very well when I first got it. Didn’t use it for a few days. Battery died and is not serviceable. Will not charge or pair. Is now completely useless. Complete scam as they do not tell you this. Disappointed.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I love the pencil but....

    • Written by Amoodha A from Honey Brook

    I just received my Apple Pencil 1st generation to use with my 2nd generation 12.9 inches iPad Pro. I inspected the pencil and the extra tip and the adapter it came with. I like that there is a extra tip and the adapter to use the cable to charge the pencil rather than sticking the pencil to the iPad to charge it. I read several reviews and watched you tube reviews for a month before making the decision. Many reviews did mention the adapter although I didn’t understand what it was. So I was very glad when I saw the adapter and found the purpose.

    The only thing I am not happy about is the cap for the charging tip. It wasn’t snug so I called the customer service of the store I bought the pencil thinking it was damaged. After calling I searched fore cap reviews and found out the cap is magnetic. I really do not like the design of the cap and the magnet isn't very strong. I'm afraid it's going to get knocked off and lost. I bought the accessories made by Finite and sold by amazon. It comes with a silicon cap for tip and tethers for the cap and the adapter. Hopefully I won’t lose the cap and the adapter.
    I charged the pencil for half hour and I am not sure how long it will last. Yet to check out the widget. I wish that the pen would light up and show you how much battery you have left on it.
    I am not an artist. I bought the pencil to take notes on one note and convert it to typed text. So far I am very happy with the pencil except of course the magnetic cap. Hoping apple will design a more secure cap.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs redesign. Probably planned obsolescence. Don’t buy this garbage!

    • Written by Wesley G from Milwaukie

    1. There’s no easy way to keep your pencil with your iPad and to protect it when not in use. Not even third party accessories suffice IMO.
    2. It’s too easy to misplace cap, adapter, and the pencil itself.
    3. To charge it after you’ve lost the charging adapter (pretty much guaranteed) you must plug it in to the charging port on the iPad. This leaves it sticking out where it’s easy to bump. This sometimes breaks off the male lightning adapter from the pencil, lodging it into the port on the iPad. Effectively breaking both devices.
    4. Doesn’t have an “eraser” end.
    5. Too slick.
    6. Stays connected to Bluetooth when not in use. Battery is constantly being drained.

    In my opinion there shouldn’t be extra parts besides the extra tips and you should be able to store them inside the pen itself. The charging end should be female. The protective cap should be large enough to store the extra tips in, have the smarts to be used as an eraser in compatible apps, and be threaded or hinged, so it stays with the pencil.

    I specifically bought my iPad Pro 10.5 so I could use the pencil. If I had known what I know now, I would have purchased a Microsoft Surface instead. Apparently they’ve fixed some of the design flaws with the 2nd gen pencils but they are only compatible with the iPad Pro 11” and 12.9”. So unless I buy a newer iPad and pencil, I’m out of luck. I really hope they make a new version of the pencil that is compatible with more iPads soon. If apple doesn’t, (considering the iPad Pro 10.5 is less than 2 years old) I will assume this is a version of planned obsolescence.

    - Sent from my buyers remorse filled iPad-

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don’t Buy!

    • Written by Victor S from Round Rock

    So, I bought the iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, and the keyboard all to go along with my iPad Pro. I tested them first thing, and worked great! I kept the box to keep it in because there were extremely small charging parts for the pencil. About four days of use later, I opened the box for the pencil and there it was. I put the lightning plug in the port and it a pop-up message said “Connection took too long, make sure your Apple Pencil is charged in range and turned on.” I tried over and over, to the point where I gave up and tried to find YouTube videos on how to fix my problem. All of the videos were outdated. So then, I started to read comments or reviews on this product and all of them said that they got a pop-up message like I did, they sold it quickly, or they didn’t like the pencil in general. I don’t know why I didn’t read reviews on this product before I bought it because literally all of them are either one star ratings, or serious complaints. I am either going to complain to apple about my issue, or sell my pencil. Pleas don’t buy this product unless you know what you are doing, or they make a new upgraded working version of the Apple Pencil.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Aesthetics over function, overdesigned in wrong places

    • Written by Stephen G from Great Falls

    Lots of money for a half-considered product. Ever since the iPhone 7 with no headphone jack Apple has lost touch with how people actually use things. No on/off switch, no way to really attact it to a device, and a cap to lose when charging it.... where have all the designers gone?

    Also - rating system insists I give at least one star. No stars would be more appropriate.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but...

    • Written by Vinh P from Beaverton

    I like the Apple Pencil. But it’s just a fragile little pen. I had in my backpack and when I need to use it, the top part of the pencil cracked and now the lighting part of the pen is bent. The pen is super responsive, but it’s kind of fragile if you keep it in a backpack full of books, binders and other things. Would’ve given it four or five stars if it were constructed better.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good

    • Written by David R from Iowa Falls

    Out of warranty used very little, it keeps changing from pencil, to marker making it difficult to use. Loved it at first, looking to buy a different brand. I’m guessing they make these not work to sell you another one, sorry Apple, you got me once, not twice.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Why cant markings be saved??!

    • Written by Karen F from Vancouver

    The pen does a great job of marking up documents - but you cant save them!!! You can only send them to someone else. Of course you can BCC yourself, but then you have 2 copies of the same document. If it is the kind of document that gets revised and you end up with 4 revisions plus 2 versions of each revision....it is too confusing. Why wouldn’t you just be able to save the markings you make for yourself in addition to sending it to others. Seems like a HUGE, GLARING oversight

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it.

    • Written by Benjamin S from Atlanta

    It’s definitely one of the better choices for the 2018 iPad (the other being the cheaper Logitech pencil), but it’s not worth the $100. Charge runs out quickly, and unless you want to stupidly charge it by plugging it into your iPad and making your setup look like it has a military-grade antenna, you’re out of luck. Wish you could turn it off and on so that it’s only draining battery when you’re actively using it. Returned mine within a week and I won’t be getting any others.

    The 2nd gen looks a lot better, but as it doesn’t work with my iPad I won’t be getting it.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Possible fix for pencil not working.

    • Written by Ralph S from WEST SPRINGFIELD

    I’ve had my gen1 pencil for a long time and really like it. Recently, I went to go use it after a long period of not using it and could not get my iPad to pair with it or even have it show up in the list of bluetooth devices. I searched around and found a lot of people had the same issue and just bought replacement pencils assuming their pencil was dead. I was going to go that route myself and then wondered if the pencil just wasn’t charging using an external poswer source and adapter, so I plugged it in to my iPad to try and charge it that way and within a minute a popup appeared telling me the Apple pencil wanted to pair with my iPad. I hit OK and the pencil has been working fine ever since.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    didn’t work

    • Written by Annabel A from London

    was sold one that doesn’t work at all. very inconvenient, upsetting and disappointed. going to affect my job for tomorrow and cause many problems. waste of money.

    30 of 70 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by Caitlin G from New port richey

    Absolutely love this Pencil. I recently made the switch from a PC and photoshop with a graphics tablet to an iPad Peo with procreate and the Apple Pencil for digital graphic art. So far I’ve brrn impressed, it feels sturdy and durable in my hand, and the shape and weight are closer to a real pen than any other stylus I’ve used for art before. Would definitely recommend.

    28 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short lifespan for $100 a pop

    • Written by CHARLES G from Chicago

    I have owned my iPad Pro for almost 3 years now and I just depleted my 4th apple pencil. It will no longer hold a charge and I find that I must buy a 5th. This one lasted 8 months. The first one I bought lasted 7 months. The 2nd was about 8.5 months. Same with the 3rd. I feel like, for the amount of money these things cost, they ought to last longer. I’m very angry I am about to drop another $100 to replace this thing!

    80 of 92 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after 6 months

    • Written by Wolfgang S from Aptos

    While it was actually working, I enjoyed using it and the way it felt. I use the iPad + Pencil and Procreate for art and work.

    It already broke on me by 6 months of use. Even when 100% charged, pairing over and over, and giving it a new tip that's securely on, it won't register on the screen when touched.

    50 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keep charged or it will die

    • Written by Fiona D from Toronto

    Apple won’t tell you this - if the battery runs down to dead and stays that way for a few weeks, the ipencil dies. You have to charge it regularly or you will not be able to charge it at all. I now own a $99 stick that I used a handful of times. COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY!

    85 of 93 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working

    • Written by Colin F M from MADEIRA BEACH

    Used a few times, then failed and wouldnt recharge. $100 for something I only used about 10 times. Waste of money.

    58 of 68 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I guess it's like a subscription.

    • Written by David F from West Hartford

    I use the iPad pro and it's pencil for work. I have to make hundreds of drawings per week. I've had it for two years and in that time I've had to buy two new pencils. I suspect many of you know why. They just stop working. Not very "Pro" if you ask me.

    It's happened yet again so I'm now about to go buy a third pencil only now they have an even more expensive model. Do i trust that one not to die unexpectedly at work? No.

    I couldn't be more angry at Apple for this. It's clear to me through my experience that they've willfully released a self destructing product.

    I'm held hostage to iPad due to my love of the app Procreate and I'm not interested in switching to a new drawing program. So here I go again to buy yet another pencil. Adios $100. Like I said, a subscription.

    I used to praise this set of tools to my artist friends and colleagues. Now I do the exact opposite.

    Get it together Apple.

    80 of 85 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works great!

    • Written by Amanda M from Trenton

    I purchased this along with my 6th generation iPad intending to use both for school. All I have to say is that I love it. It's super easy and convenient to use. Rather than having to carry around notebooks and binders filled with papers, I have everything that I need in one place. I started to use both for work as well, which makes being organized even easier. I love how this pencil is compatible with an iPad that isn't iPad pro. It helps someone who doesn't have the money to spend on an iPad Pro.

    40 of 45 people found this useful