• 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.

    28 of 36 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.

    101 of 107 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Inconsistencies and various issues, yet an item I can’t do without.

    • Written by Kelly H from Abingdon

    1st let me just say that I love my Apple Pencil 2 and can’t live without it. There are some major issues with it though. I am on my 4th Apple Pencil since dec 2018 because it is nearly impossible to keep up with since No ONE has developed an adequate case that both protects the Pencil and the iPad while letting the pencil charge and pair. Pairing itis inconsistent from pencil to pencil. 2 of the apple 2 pencils stayed charged and paired, while the one have now and the 2nd one I had must be paired and charged each and every time. This means I have to go through the hassle of taking my iPad out of th case leaving Ieaving it vulnerable. Also the 1st Apple Pencil worked more consistent in making the different types of of marks. Lastly, I’m very upset that insurance is available for those who buy an iPad Pro and pencil 2 together now, but that it wasn’t when I bought them together. Best Buy informed me that neither them nor apple will allow me to get apple care at this point( I was willing to let them inspect to assure them that both the iPad and pencil were still in flawless condition.

    33 of 43 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No swipe up!?

    • Written by Jill T from Houston

    COME ON APPLE! I would for sure rate this pencil five stars if you could only swipe up to the home position with it. It is so annoying to be flawlessly movin around with the pen and then have to use your thumb to swipe up (definitely a first world problem here). It ruins an otherwise streamlined experience. I believe this is to prevent accidental swipes while coloring. Really? A least give us the option to turn this feature on or off. PLEASE fix this with the next update!

    Apart from that, I have no issues. It connects, sticks, charges, writes... all flawlessly. If I were engineering it I might make the diameter slightly smaller but I’m very pleased with it overall. Other than the glaring problem I mentioned which truly makes me not even want to use it.

    68 of 98 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay disconnects frequently. Easy too loose.

    • Written by Denise W from Renton

    Despite the fact it's easy to loose it disconnects frequently and the only way to charge it is to plug it into your apple device. There is no other way to charge it. Your Apple product fails to display the full battery percentage and often doesn't display it until it reaches less than 20% or almost dead. I wish there was a way to plug it into a wall plug to charger. I fear it will break off easily in the charging port to the device. When it's charging in the device you can't use the Apple product due to the fact it will probably brake off in it if not careful. It does okay. Apple developed programs do not use the full potential of the pencil. Okay for art work and lacks the feel of a real pencil or medium.

    22 of 71 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Better for pairing and charging but writes worse than Gen 1 pencil

    • Written by Yevgeniy N from Houston

    While I think Apple improved when it comes to pairing and charging your Apple Pencil, I find that my writing experience was much better on my previous generation iPad Pro with the 1st gen Apple Pencil. It worked at more angles and I did not have to hold virtually 90% to iPad to write.

    35 of 42 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but...

    • Written by Roel D from Edinburg

    Exchanged my new 11’ iPad Pro 256 to a 512 and initially the Apple Pencil was working as advertised; however, when I received my new 11’ iPad Pro 512 gb, the Apple Pencil seemed to either not recognize the new iPad Pro, or it just died. It doesn’t want to connect or anything. It’s not even a month old. I’m hoping it’s not the iPad Pro magnet mechanism that connects the Apple Pencil. I’ll be exchanging the Apple Pencil asap.

    48 of 58 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Loved it until it got knocked off magnetic charging

    • Written by Nathaniel S from Indianapolis

    Absolutely love this stylus. But....Knocked it off the magnetic charging when I was putting it in my sleeve and it fell from about 2 feet and it must have landed on the tip wrong because it stopped working when writing at certain angles. Maybe stronger magnets, tip cover or I shouldn’t be so careless with a $140 stylus. I use the keyboard case for work otherwise I would get the otter box case since it looks like it will keep the pencil in place but not ready to spend another $80 for a second case. And for the price it should come with at least one replacement tip.

    57 of 64 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Stand by time was awful!

    • Written by Hugh N from San Jose

    I just bought a new iPad pro 12.9 and apple pencil II. I was impressed stand by time of iPad pro but not for apple pencil II. After two weeks full charged left on the couch, iPad pro had 95% battery life and apple pencil was dead.

    29 of 50 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Can’t get to Home

    • Written by Barbara H from New Smyrna Beach

    I love everything about the Apple Pencil 2. I love the way it writes, the magnetic storage, and the way it charges and pair. But I can not get over the fact that you can’t use the pencil to get to the home position. It is so awkward using the pencil then having to use your finger instead of the pencil to get to the home position. This really annoys me! Hopefully this can be fixed with a software upgrade.

    105 of 134 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    nice but

    • Written by Brad H from Medina

    The new Apple Pencil is quite nice, but the matte finish is difficult to grip securely. Also, it no longer comes with a spare tip and a pack of 4 for $19 seems excessive.

    108 of 138 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Be prepared to lose it

    • Written by Ernest B from La Jolla

    Love the functionality. But I have already lost it. And found it. The magnet is a great idea if you never leave your room. Apple you can do better. Five stars for pencil One star for magnet idea.

    81 of 158 people found this useful