• 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

  • 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.

    15 of 18 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!

    7 of 14 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”

    12 of 16 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

  • 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.

    46 of 52 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

  • 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.

    55 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really? this call pen

    • Written by Izaak S from Lake Mary

    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.

    35 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by Karl J from ortonville

    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

    112 of 122 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT the best

    • Written by Lindsey A from Cameron

    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.

    44 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gone through 2 pencils in a year

    • Written by Bianca S from Newnan

    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

    79 of 85 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Built to fail

    • Written by Marissa M from Prior Lake

    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.

    62 of 73 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery not working

    • Written by Saurabh A from Bangalore

    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.

    63 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just because it's Apple

    • Written by Phil K from Galway

    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.

    42 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Destiny H from Richmond

    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.

    95 of 104 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don’t waste your money!

    • Written by ryan C from BOISE

    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!!

    50 of 61 people found this useful