Apple Pencil (1st Generation)

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What’s in the Box

Apple Pencil, Lightning adapter and extra tip

  • Overview

    Apple Pencil expands the power of iPad mini, iPad Air and iPad, and opens up new creative possibilities. It’s sensitive to pressure and tilt so you can easily vary line weight, create subtle shading and produce a wide range of artistic effects — just like a conventional pencil, but with pixel-perfect precision.

    What’s in the Box

    Apple Pencil

    Lightning adapter

    Extra tip

    Tech Specs

    Length: 175.7 mm (6.92 inches) measured from tip to cap

    Diameter: 8.9 mm (0.35 inches)

    Weight: 20.7 grams (0.73 ounces)

    Connections

    Bluetooth

    Lightning connector

    Other Features

    Magnetically attached cap

  • iPad Models

  • 3.5 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Apple Pencil rocks!

      We've just bought an apple pencil and an iPad pro and it is revolutionary! Incredible drawing power with zero latency. The Adobe apps work best, particularly Ad We've just bought an apple pencil and an iPad pro and it is revolutionary! Incredible drawing power with zero latency. The Adobe apps work best, particularly Adobe Sketch and Adobe Draw. Life is beautiful!

      • Written by Perry H from London

      451 of 536 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Apple Pencil rocks!

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      End cap is easily lost

      A great product but the idea of the magnetically detachable cap over the charging port is a bad one as this tiny item is easily lost destroying the feel and aes A great product but the idea of the magnetically detachable cap over the charging port is a bad one as this tiny item is easily lost destroying the feel and aesthetics of the pencil. So mine is lost within a month, it would be more sensible to ship a second cap with the pen than a second nib as at least the nib is hard to lose.

      • Written by Paul F from Hereford

      463 of 580 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?End cap is easily lost

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Brilliant

      I got this pencil for a Christmas present and I didn't really no what to think of it but the minute I got my hands on I fell in love with it. When you are draw I got this pencil for a Christmas present and I didn't really no what to think of it but the minute I got my hands on I fell in love with it. When you are drawing there is virtually no lag and is very responsive and has a nice feel and weight to it also there are lots of apps to choose from which support the pencil

      • Written by tony D from Brought

      369 of 439 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Brilliant

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Dead Pencil

      I bought the iPad Pro when it first came out ( 1st gen) along with the pencil, planning to use it with Phoshop. Adobe delayed launch of PS and have only now rel I bought the iPad Pro when it first came out ( 1st gen) along with the pencil, planning to use it with Phoshop. Adobe delayed launch of PS and have only now released it for iPad Pro. I installed PS on my iPad but when I went to use the pencil it was dead...would not charge and therefore could not sync. I have never used the pencil. I could understand if I over used it ...maybe. But I never used it other than when I first received it to check and test itwas working.

      • Written by David S from London

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Dead Pencil

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Started Strong but Broke

      To begin my pencil was amazing, making university notes was a lot easier. But after a year or so my pen has began to glitch. I use Notability to write notes and To begin my pencil was amazing, making university notes was a lot easier. But after a year or so my pen has began to glitch. I use Notability to write notes and when drawing a line it will cut off in various parts (making it impossible to efficiently write). I have tried tightening, loosening and replacing the pen nib, reconnecting the bluetooth connection and restarting the iPad yet nothing works. I am unable to afford a new one and so am left with a semi broken pen. Before the pen mysteriously broke it was brilliant and I would have recommended.

      • Written by Ben C from Swansea

      12 of 15 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Started Strong but Broke

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Annoying!

      Unbelievably, when the iPad screen is clean, the Pencil squeaks! When it encounters fingerprints, it gets stuck. My old Pencil on my 9.7” Pro doesn’t do this. Unbelievably, when the iPad screen is clean, the Pencil squeaks! When it encounters fingerprints, it gets stuck. My old Pencil on my 9.7” Pro doesn’t do this. So it must be down to screen design, as they both use the same nibs. But as an accessibility aid it is great when used with AssistiveTouch.

      • Written by Chris C from Crawley

      10 of 16 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Annoying!

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