• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Outdated and needs eraser

    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

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

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

    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.

    18 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don’t buy

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

    22 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery ceases to charge shockingly quickly

    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.

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really? this call pen

    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.

    17 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

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

    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

    78 of 83 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT the best

    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.

    33 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gone through 2 pencils in a year

    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

    64 of 70 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Built to fail

    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.

    48 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery not working

    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.

    49 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just because it's Apple

    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.

    37 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    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.

    79 of 88 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don’t waste your money!

    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!!

    44 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don’t waste your money

    My iPad Pro stylus WAS a neat tool. It helped to keep the screen clean of fingerprints. After only a couple of months I had to change to the second tip that came with it. Now, just a couple of months later, it won’t work at all. It’s simply not worth the $99 that I paid for it. Go to the dollar store and pick up a stylus. Worth every bit of $1.

    48 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil

    Apple pencil stopped working after less than a year bought new charger and still no luck starting to hate apple !

    43 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer BEWARE!

    For starters, it never got battery life (8-12 hours) that Apple quotes. The inability to “turn off” the Pencil was another downside as it would constantly lose charge and be dead the next time I would attempt to use it. Turning off Bluetooth seemed to do the trick, but users shouldn’t have to manually turn off Bluetooth to keep their Pencils from slowly dying while not in use.

    I never encountered serious battery issues until a month ago. Despite sitting untouched, I received a Pencil Low Battery warning on my iPad. I plugged in my Apple Pencil and after charging for 30 minutes it was barely able to hold a charge. I took it to the Apple store and they said they couldn’t do anything and offered to replace it, and the battery consequently, for $79.

    I totally understand that batteries and components degrade over time, however, this bitter experience along with the countless other 1 Star reviews proves to me that this isn’t just a one off faulty battery issue. I just hope this review gives potential buyers enough warning that Apple has a serious battery issue on their hands. If the battery on these devices are irreplaceable and they give out after 2 years of ownership — I wouldn’t even say “2 years of use” because I definitely did not use and/or charge this device enough times to warrant serious battery degradation —then that seems like planned obsolescence to me.

    If $79 for two years of use is fine for you, then by all means make this purchase as you will enjoy this product. If a 2 year lifetime and asking price seems steep, please reconsider. Don’t fall for the design and marketing for this product. If these reviews are anything to go by, it looks like you will be stuck with an overpriced plastic fake Pencil once it reaches the end of its battery life.

    I fully expect more 1 star reviews to begin trickling out once others have had their Pencils for some time.

    77 of 84 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Exoensive doodle stick

    The most recent update to Pages/Keynote/Numbers has disabled much of the utility the Apple pencil. The only thing a user can now do with it in those apps is doodle (draw circles/objercts). It no longer acts as an interface between the user and the screen. My $100 investment is pretty much worthless now since high precision screen interactivity was easily over 95% of the value I got from it. Buyer beware. Prior to the software update, I would have given the pencil high marks. The insult... Apple didn’t have to disable one function to enable the other. It is obviously a social engineering decision.

    54 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pencil a Complete Dud

    Long time apple user here with over 15 apple products less than two years old in our home.

    Purchased the Apple Pencil 16 months ago never removed from box until yesterday.

    What a waste of money, wont charge, wont connect just does absolutely nothing.

    Of course its now over 12mths old and even though it hasn’t been out of the box, Apple don’t want to know a thing about it.

    This product is by far the worst i have ever purchased from apple over the last twenty years.

    I don’t usually think about other brands but after my experience with Apple Chatswood today i think its time to take my business elsewhere.

    Sometimes there are circumstances that are beyond policy, if I’d used it a hundred times I’d understand, but to have not got one second of use out of the pencil stinks.

    76 of 95 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dont buy to use with iPad pro

    Unless you like going back and forth from pencil to finger skip this wonderful pencil which used to work beautifully
    Now it can no longer
    Pull the dock
    Split a screen
    Or most importantly edit in pages
    The latest updates turn it into a toy instead of a working tool
    Ironically I can pull up the dock in a free third party app but not the Apple dock
    Not being able to use the pencil is pages is horrible and renders it useless

    82 of 92 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it!

    Got this (pencil) as a gift. Didn’t last 6 months, the battery won’t charge anymore & you have to keep up with little parts (cap, lightening charger). It is cool when it worked but that wasn’t long. For $100.00 I would expect more. Feeling ripped off & I wasn’t the one that bought it.

    92 of 105 people found this useful