• 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Carly P from Riverside

    I was very skeptical at first regarding the new apple pen. I am still not extremely happy with the magnet and as a result I had lost my pen. I was disheartened however, knew it was my fault. Well, I found my pen and I have to give Apple kudos. My pen was in my backyard, in the rain and wet, for two weeks. When i found it, not only does it work perfectly, it still had a 15% charge. I’m no longer skeptical.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One drop and it was done.

    • Written by Curt C from Cincinnati

    I liked it at first, but just seemed to be a skinny stylus. I dropped it once and the tip flattened as a result- causing it to no longer work at all. I’ve only had it for about 10 days now. Wasn’t what I expected.

    17 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don’t do it.

    • Written by Teresa R from Citra

    I would give this 0 stars but it’s not an option. I had the first generation and loved it. I gave it to my daughter when I upgraded my iPad and had to get the second generation pencil as it’s the only option. It doesn’t consistently write. Sometimes it doesn’t write at all or it skips while writing. It’s very frustrating and it’s even more frustrating that I’m out of the return window. I would not waste my money on this if I were you.

    9 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Annoying limitations

    • Written by Elizabeth C from Monticello

    On the iPad Pro 12.9 (3rd gen), it doesn’t work on the hidden taskbar (dock) at the bottom of the screen, to swipe up to see all open apps, or the control panel that you swipe down from the upper right side of the screen to access. I’m not sure why these features aren’t compatible with the pencil, but it’s annoying. I was hoping to not have to touch the screen, but this makes it impossible to not touch it since you have to touch to close out multiple apps or switch between them. I haven’t had any issues with the magnet or pairing.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magnet is terrible

    • Written by Gregory T from Washington

    It falls off incredibly easily, lending to it getting broken or lost. Fell off mine to an irretrievable location, and loss isn't covered by apple care. Huge disappointment.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Premium price, but it’s a downgrade

    • Written by Brian N from Palo Alto

    The new apple pencil is absolutely cumbersome if you own other iPads that support Apple Pencil because Apple pencil 2 only can works with the latest iPad Pro ! Plus, for such a premium price, I expected Apple to include at least an additional tip, but guess what, no tip is included despite more expensive than previous generation and almost-the-same performance with the trouble tap feature.
    Ok, let’s talk about the issues I’m experiencing with this pencil. Within first week after purchasing it, the pressure sensitivity dropped significantly, and of course it wouldn’t be an issue as i can simply file a warranty claim, which i did. But it took Apple more than a week (around 10 days if i’m not mistaken) to just replace the stupid pencil, thus no work can be done for the ENTIRE week. Secondly, the new Apple Pencil is so fragile, I still remembered when I was testing the pressure sensitivity on my Apple Pencil, i heard a “crack” sound from the internal of it, no sure if something broke or what but the build quality is definitely awful for such a premium accessory. Not to mention you can’t even repair it, find it if misplaced. So just be extra careful if you are a new Apple Pencil user.

    17 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2nd pencil

    • Written by Peter H from Yorktown

    First pencil worked as a charm , then after three weeks it stopped charging , tried everything to make it charge but to no avail. Watched it trickle down to 0% . Replaced it threw the retailer for a new pencil , now after one week I have the same issue !!! Really !!!
    Apple for sure is getting cheaper and cheaper but charging premium prices !!
    Time to get the third pencil I think and debating of moving away from Apple products , I don’t mind paying premium prices for reliable products but not for something unreliable like that !

    59 of 69 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too fragile for $129

    • Written by Michael H from Leesburg

    Fell from 3 feet onto floor and sheared the nib off damaging the threads it screwed into. After removing remnants and replacing the nib, the pencil would charge and connect but not work. Add $10 or $20 and make it out of aluminum or something...or was it being so fragile and irreparable the plan to begin with?

    71 of 79 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    • Written by Darcy D from Catlin

    Magnet definitely not strong enough. Pencil fell off within first week of owning it and there is no way to track it. Extremely disappointed! Way too expensive to be able to lose so easily with no tracking!

    74 of 94 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing until you lose it

    • Written by Jason B from Bloomington

    I had a blast with the pencil, and my daughter loved drawing with it. Unfortunately, I lost it somewhere in the house, and haven’t been able to find it for over a week because I’m sure the cat batted it around the floor into a corner or under something. There is no way to have it make a noise or search for it, so that $129 purchase is now gone only 2 weeks after I got it. Really disappointed that I can’t use it anymore.

    30 of 114 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced trash

    • Written by Jacob C from Tacoma

    The magnets are trash like they used some cheap refrigerator magnets or something. Can barely support the pencil’s weight. And I bought directly from apple.com, so it’s not a chinese knockoff.

    45 of 73 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware the Tip of This Stylus

    • Written by Deborah C from Reston

    I fell in love with this stylus (my first) when I got my new iPad Pro. Couldn’t believe how well it performed. Then, after a few weeks, it died. Called support which couldn't help with any trouble shooting I hadn’t already thought of and told me to take it to the store. Kept the stylus attached to the iPad while I continued to use the iPad with my fingers and, several days later, saw that the tip of the stylus was Gone! Days after that I found a funny little part in my house and suddenly put two and two together. It was the tip of the stylus which had fallen off. Reattached it and screwed it tightly. Voila! Performance again. Never had to take it to the store. It seems that the action of repeated use loosens the tip of the stylus which then won’t work. So, keep it screwed tight. Not as advertised by Apple as a one piece seamless product, so Beware.

    60 of 64 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great! Until....

    • Written by Veronica L from Oxnard

    I really enjoyed using my Apple Pencil. It was easy to use and really loved how easy i was to charge.

    And then... I lost it. I can’t find it, and there’s no location or tracking mechanism built into the pencil.
    At the cost, it should come with some built in locating software.

    Really want to buy another one but I’m afraid I’ll lose it again :(

    34 of 109 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pencil is not worth the purchase

    • Written by Erice K from Grovetown

    I purchased the pencil approximately 14 days ago., The tip of the pencil looked like it is melting away. You can now see the metal in the tip. I took the pencil to apple store and they could not repair or replace the tip. Because I did not purchase it from an apple directly, their is nothing they can do, I am basically out of money and a pencil unless I purchase another one.

    I do not draw nor do I use notepad, so the pencil is basically useless anyway. Totally disappointing. Thought the manufacture warranty would cover any defects but not in this case according to the Apple store in my home town,

    33 of 84 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to Lose!

    • Written by Coty A from Jacksonville

    Falls off often, magnet is not strong! I kept it in a save place and still lost it. Also doesn't swipe up which is disappointing. Won't replace unless a better version happens soon.

    48 of 105 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Makes all the difference in my iPad experience

    • Written by Kathleen G from Lebanon

    I have been a long-time user of an iMac, but in February I decided to go by way of an iPad. I bought a 12.9 Pro with the Smart Keyboard and the Apple Pencil, 2nd generation. Granted, I have nothing to compare it to, but I couldn't be happier with the setup. Lack of mobility had been a long-standing issue for me and this has taken care of that. I design my own book covers and could not imagine using Procreate without the Apple Pencil. I use it for note-taking, artwork, even surfing as I find it easier than using my finger 9which leaves residual oils on the screen no matter how many times I wash my hands). My iMac feels neglected...haha

    31 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Confused by the reviews

    • Written by TINA Y from Redwood City

    Full disclosure, I do not own the first gen pencil; I've only used it on several occasions. My husband has one however, and for the most part, enjoys it. He has no complaints about the pencil, other than charging is rather a pain. The fact that this pencil sticks to the right side of the iPad Pro is awesome - no need to worry about losing it. I do have the phantom touch issue where it switches to an eraser. That is annoying.

    As for people who are looking for a case that protects both the pencil and iPad; if you have the iPad Pro 11 or 3rd gen 12.9, get the Otterbox Symmetry Series 360. It has a fold over flap which keeps your pencil secured. I have yet to lose my pencil. Not the perfect case in that the flap doesn't tuck out of the way if you have the iPad in one of its stand modes. Nonetheless, I think it is a minor flaw given that protecting the pencil from falling off or getting lose. So, if your iPad does work this case, I would highly recommend obtaining one for your pencil.

    44 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Phil M from Boynton Beach

    It's a pencil, a brush, a marker and an eraser all in one. Pretty cool piece of technology. The reviewers complaining that the pencil falls off the iPad Pro have NOT found the correct magnet on the right side of the pro. Theres a very weak magnetic connection on the left side. Theres a much stronger magnetic on the right side and when you find it the pencil literally snaps into place. You can see a little rectangular on the right side of the iPad Pro...thats your Huckleberry!! Pairs in an instant, charges wirelessly...whats not to like? I use it to mark up sheet music on the forScore app. Highly recommend!!

    39 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    In Love with this Pencil

    • Written by Alfredo H from Rancho Cucamonga

    I can’t believe how nice this pencil 2 is, it works well with my iPad Pro 11(3rd gen), out of the box it was about 20% and in about 25 min or less it was fully charged.

    This pencil 2 and iPad Pro work perfectly, the surface or the pencil has more texture, i don’t know how to explain it but i was previously disappointed with pencil 1 on a iPad Air because it felt so glossy and slippery. This is the perfect setup for an artist who also uses the Wacom Cintiqs. The only thing I dislike from a Cintiq is that it’s not mobile as this setup, I like playing YouTube music and drawing on Sketch simultaneously without any cables like the cintiqs. Not sure why so many negative reviews, if pencil is lost it’s not because of Apple. This Pencil is so worth it. Tip: online you get free engraving in stores none, get it, spend the money, you deserve the best, life is short, if you don’t like it just return it. Much luck

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing ergonomics but software integration leaves a lot to be desired

    • Written by Kyle R from LOS ANGELES

    Feels great in the hand but I wish you could control more with tap/swipe gestures. For example a swipe to switch between apps or control volume or the navigation bar. Also I wish there was a prompt on every app that support the pencil; I find myself not knowing what it can and can’t do.

    17 of 20 people found this useful