• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The verdict is still out

    • Written by David G from Rochester

    I will preface this by saying my opinion may change once I can get some questions answered!
    My first impression is that I love the Apple Pencil 2, easy to pair, goes into low power mode when not in use. It is the best stylus I have ever used for creating artwork digitally (I actually like it more than my Wacom tablet!). I do have some questions I need to get answered before I can give it the 5 stars I want to give it. Can this device be be charged any other way besides sticking it to the iPad? OR has anyone made an iPad case/cover that will actually protect the edges, the most vulnerable part of the iPad while allowing for the Pencil to charge? The Apple Smart Folio seems to expose the edges of the iPad which is great for charging the pencil, but one accidental drop and I fear that the lovely screen will crack. I would really prefer a TPR back cover case that protects the edges but would have a section that would allow for the pencil to charge. I certainly do not want a case that has to be removed to charge the pencil. The only other change I would have liked is to have the pencil flat on 6 sides like a typical pencil.

    969 of 1137 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    5-star hardware, 3-star firmware

    • Written by Chris S from St Ives

    Beautifully weighted, tactile and precise. The matte finish provides better grip than the v1.

    Firmware loses one star for not offering gestures beyond the double tap, and loses another for registering phantom double-taps and switching to the eraser randomly.

    Both these issues can be resolved with firmware / software updates so I hope these come in an update soon.

    Overall, the combination of iPad, pencil, Paperlike screen protector and Notability is still the ultimate digital notebook in my opinion.

    43 of 46 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice improvement. Body is wearing thru.

    • Written by Charles S from Laguna Beach

    I had the previous gen iPad pro and pencil. And this one is so much better with the magnetic mounting and wireless for charging and pairing. Have not had any issues with pencil becoming detached - stays in place for me. Sometimes I have to reattach to pair even though I just removed it.

    One issue that I will bring to Appke store is the plastic body is wearing thru where the magnets are located and exposing the magnets. The exposed metal has not scratched the iPad body but I'm worried it will probably get worse.

    44 of 48 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magnetic Charging is great, otherwise like gen 1 better

    • Written by DEAN C B from Newton

    What’s the first word you think of when someone says Apple? Expensive? Possibly. Easy to use? Sometimes, but that’s three words. For me, it’s “shiny.” This pencil is not shiny at all! It feels cheap and too light. I like that it can be recharged continually in its storage position. I like that it has a flat edge so it doesn’t roll off the table into the mouths of waiting puppies. However, as stated in other reviews, this thing will fall off the ipad in your bag. For this reason (and others) I’m ditching the keyboard cover and getting the otter box cover which has a pencil-securing thingy.

    33 of 41 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The 1st Pencil was great,the 2nd is even better!

    • Written by Luca Lorenzo B from milano

    I upgraded my old 1st gen Pencil when I bought the 3rd gen iPad Pro, and I really am a happy customer.
    under iPadOS the lag is actually reduced to zero and it feels 90% like a real pencil. just perfect to sketch with.
    the only thing I complain about is that you can’t swipe back to the home screen with it, and still have to use ur finger.

    29 of 34 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Flawlessly with iPad Pro, With One Minor Problem

    • Written by Paxton W from Johnstown

    This product works great with my iPad Pro. It is just like using a regular pencil, but it is more intuitive and more fun to use. I also love that you can charge, store, and pair it by clicking it to the top of your iPad. It really is a genius product. The only thing I can say otherwise about the product is that it seems to make brown marks on the magnet part of it where you store it, when it’s stored. I don’t know if that is the magnet coming out of its shell, or what it is, but there are some brown marks.

    31 of 39 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.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magnet is weak

    • Written by TIM A from Edmond

    This pen worked great, and was completely happy with it. However, the magnet is somewhat on the weak side, as it fell off down the subway tracks. So be careful.

    8 of 9 people found this useful