• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ultimate

    • Written by Ayush S from Sunam

    This is the BEST stylus I have ever used.
    I came to the event in October 2018 and got my hands on it.
    Thanks

    482 of 736 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent pencil

    • Written by Dan B from Reading

    I picked this up today it works great and it is very cool that you can stick to the side of the tablet when not in use and that also charges it . Great job apple ,both this and the keyboard are awesome.

    331 of 459 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Made with cheaper material than first generation

    • Written by Eilynn T from Baton Rouge

    Had no problems with my first generation Apple Pencil and I've had it for 3 years. The 2nd generation cracked within days of getting it. It stayed in my messenger bag all day, and when I take it out, I notice a crack toward the middle of the pencil, from most probably placing my bag down too hard. It works great, don't get me wrong, but the material is cheap compared to the first generation and they want to uncharge it.. just wrong.

    186 of 270 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.

    80 of 157 people found this useful

  • 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.

    871 of 1017 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magnetic attachment was a very bad idea.

    • Written by Jeremy C from Castle Rock

    The pencil attaches right where I want to grab my iPad and it always comes loose. The magnets need to be stronger. No other way to charge the pencil so it severely limits case choices. A big disappointment compared to previous generation.

    135 of 215 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Seems good. Until you lose it

    • Written by Lawrence N from Seattle

    The pencil worked ok, but it only took a week for me to lose it and there doesn’t seem to be a way find it. I think the old pencil can be found with Bluetooth finder apps, but doesn’t seem to work with this one and at $130 it is doubtful I will replace it.

    61 of 134 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by Greg R from Casper

    I am so glad that i purchased this pencil works great easy to charge and being that it attaches to the side of the ipad you won't loose it and it charges it. Don't purchase a new Ipad without getting the pencil !

    23 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TRASH

    • Written by Yuanhui H from Richmond Hills

    NO USE AT ALL! NOT SENSITIVE at all AND JUST A WASTE OF MONEY!!!

    77 of 218 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING!!!

    • Written by Ariane S from Knoxville

    The product is so light weight and looks very nice

    21 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lazy design

    • Written by Amanda C from LECOMPTE

    Pencil is cheaply made and the magnetic feature is not strong or stable! It is hard to hold and fits weird in my hand! I am a lefty and the tapping feature is hard to use when your finger is not just the right length! The extra tips are expensive too! It also doesn’t work like a stylus when tapping the screen with it! It is just so uncomfortable and finding cases that protect your iPad screen and edges and support the pencil is a nightmare! Oh and a big deal for me was writing to text! Not supported! It is a lot of money to spend not to be useful! Please Apple fix these issues! I hope the next software update Will fix some of these problems!

    102 of 163 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Omg!!! My first very amazing Pencil!!!!!

    • Written by Selene S from Ottawa

    Wow!!! I really love this product and it is so smooth and natural on my new ipad pro!!! I was worrying about if this pencil wouldn’t reach the expectation of mine regarding to it but fortunately, this amazed me so deeply.

    29 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad for writing / taking notes

    • Written by Javi L from 港区

    The new design looks nicer and the wireless charging is a step in the right direction, but the actual experience during everyday use is terrible.

    The reason is that the surface finish is matte/brushed. This results in a surface that slids from your fingers while writing, making it uncomfortable to write with. That, together with the slightly reduced diameter makes is difficult to keep in place between your fingers.

    What I did with mine is wrap a few loops of tape around the pen in order to be able to write comfortably. It's ugly, but it barely affects the magnets or charging.

    It's a pity that this is the only option we have to write on the otherwise fantastic 2018 iPad Pro.

    76 of 116 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Hands down, the most intuitive digital drawing input!

    • Written by Rommel O from Los Angeles

    It's not perfect. Even though the magnet is relatively strong, I still feel the pencil can come off when I'm carrying the ipad around. So I got a case with a pencil holder built-in, that also charges the pencil at the same time. Problem solved. As a drawing input, and when used properly and after a while of getting used to, it becomes the most intuitive digital input tool I have used that allowed me to do more with what I do, which is designing. I simply enjoy holding it and using it. To me, that is a triumph in design and purpose! It ain't cheap though.

    26 of 31 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as expected with no thinking

    • Written by Stephen W from Belleville

    Ive gradually moved over from Microsoft to Apple, since I just want to get work done. I don’t use the pencil for detailed artwork, but note taking and sketches. In addition, I do use it as a stylus instead of my finger. It just works the way you would expect it to work. I used it on a business trip with the iPad Pro, and did not take a laptop. I was easily able to keep everything together, and not worry about the technology interfering with the work. It also works great while moving around in to a Windows environment via Remote Desktop as a pointer (since icons and menus render so small on the small iPad Pro).

    The charging and pairing mechanism is nice and clean. The magnet is reasonably strong, but can understand the concern about dropping it or protection. I have dropped the pencil a couple of times from around 4 feet onto a hard surface, and it did not appear to affect it. With a ‘glass’ screen protector on the iPad Pro, there does appear to be a slight loss of sensitivity. In addition, the protector surface is slicker than the iPad screen itself. That is, there’s a better feel with the pencil on the iPad screen, with more drag. I suspect if you were going for more detailed artwork, a screen protector may limit the range of ability.

    36 of 41 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Double Tap Feature became a bug after 1 week

    • Written by Lucas W from New Brunswick

    The magnetic charging makes this worth it.

    Don't count on the double tap feature being useful. I had to turn it off. After just one week, it would start to randomly switch to 'erase' while I was writing. I figured this was user error at first and gave it more time for me to get accustomed to the new device. It wasn't. I've witnessed it switching when I'm not even touching it.

    It's not ironed out yet.

    However I can confirm that my 11" iPad is WONDERFUL and 100% flat even after a month of throwing it into my backpack.

    42 of 48 people found this useful