• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced Junk

    • Written by David F from Mableton

    Have barely used it and today tried to finally use it. Totally dead and won’t take a charge. Hey Apple, ever considered, oh I don’t know, an on off switch? That’s right folks, if you don’t use your $99 pencil for a while it completely drains itself to the point of no return. Have tried to charge it for two hours and followed all their (Apple) troubleshooting recommendations. Nope, nada, zip. Thing is dead. So over $100 for about 3 uses. Waste of money and time. Steve must be rolling in his grave. Hey Apple, want to know why your stock is tanking? People are catching on that you are riding on the coat tails of your once great products reputation. Today there are very good options. I suggest you get back to quality and items that last. After all, Apple products aren’t cheap and I normally don’t mind paying extra for quality. I do however mind being fleeced for overpriced junk. With more than 3k complaints for this and other issues it’s safe to say that the Apple Pencil is just that, junk.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    doesn't charge, too many parts

    • Written by Pauline S from Pleasantville

    reading all these negative reviews I can almost hear Steve Jobs rolling in his grave.
    This pen is truly next to useless. I thought I had done something wrong, but no, it's Apple corporate doing their designed obsolescence thing. Well played, you tossers. And like one of the reviewers did, this piece of plastic paperweight is only good for breaking in half and tossing in the nearest dust bin.
    It's slippery.
    It's loud.
    It's heavy.
    It's got way too many bits to break and lose.
    it rolls off your pad. Gravity people!
    and it costs wayyyyy too much for a piece of equipment that breaks so easily and has no replaceable parts. Truly brilliant from a corporate standpoint.

    Don't buy this nonsense. I'm switching back to wacom.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor execution

    • Written by Brent G from Wildwood

    We have been really disappointed with the Apple Pencil. We did not use it often enough and as a result the battery will no longer charge. Once the 2018 9.7 iPad released we tried to use it again and it's a paperweight. There is no way to change the battery, so this was just a waste of $99.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointing and an expensive waste of money!

    • Written by Beverly C from Cooksville

    I purchased the pencil with an iPad a couple of years ago. My initial response was that it is unworthy of Apple’s reputation. It’s much too heavy to use for long, is really awkward to charge, the cap and adaptor are insanely easy to lose, & it’s lacking in features available in other devices of this type (such as a sense of virtual drag/friction — using it on the slippery iPad surface makes accuracy & control nearly impossible). I found over time that I primarily used it as a mere stylus since the control I was looking for in drawing or writing wasn’t there.

    Last week it just stopped working. It charges & pairs, but doesn’t do anything when I try to use it on the iPad. It can’t be repaired & is out of warranty so I was told my only option is to pay another $100 for a new pencil of the same unfortunate design. It would be nice if Apple would make some improvements to this version of the pencil to benefit disappointed customers or if they had made an effort to make the new version of the pencil compatible with older iPads.

    I’ve been an Apple fan for a lot of years, but they’ve been slipping in quality. My iPad, the Apple Pencil, & the Smart Keyboard I purchased together in 2016 have all had issues needing replacement or having to be sent back to Apple for fixes. For the price tags on Apple/Mac products, I expect better quality and longevity. Get it together Apple! I’m giving serious consideration to giving up on you!

    30 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mine doesn’t work at all. I wish I could return it but it was a gift.

    • Written by Avagale P from hood river

    Doesn’t work. Really really bumbbed out, I got the new iPad and everything.

    18 of 35 people found this useful

  • 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”.

    39 of 54 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.

    52 of 61 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.

    54 of 62 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!

    35 of 52 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”

    35 of 43 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!

    27 of 32 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.

    64 of 71 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

    65 of 85 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.

    45 of 74 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?

    57 of 80 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.

    64 of 75 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.

    39 of 60 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

    124 of 136 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.

    49 of 64 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

    83 of 90 people found this useful