Apple Pencil

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What’s in the Box

Apple Pencil, Lightning adapter, and extra tip

  • Overview

    Apple Pencil expands the power of iPad Pro and iPad (6th generation) 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

    Dimensions

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

    Diameter: 0.35 inch (8.9 mm)

    Weight: 0.73 ounce (20.7 grams)

    Connections

    Bluetooth

    Lightning connector

    Other Features

    Magnetically attached cap

  • 3.0 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      REALLY. Still no replacement tips!

      Yes this is the best stylus ever made, no doubt about it. But having no ability to replace a seven cents piece of plastic at the end of the stylus is more than Yes this is the best stylus ever made, no doubt about it. But having no ability to replace a seven cents piece of plastic at the end of the stylus is more than just a little frustrating. I love my new iPad Pro, but for me without the pencil it is not one stitch more useful than my three-year-old iPad. I bought the pencil, which wasn't easy as everyone will remember, but now having lost one tip, and gone through the other, I have $1400 worth of technology that is next to useless because I cannot buy a new tip, which would likely be seven cents worth of material, which I would still happily buy for Apples hugh markup... $10????... If replacement TIPS WERE ONLY AVAILABLE... This so atypical for Apple.... it just makes me sick with frustration! Please Apple..MARKET REPLACEMENT PARTS FOR THIS OR ALLOW OTHERS TO DO IT!!! I have spent too much time and money on your products to be treated so poorly.

      • Written by Danah C from Calgary

      8768 of 9918 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?REALLY. Still no replacement tips!

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      It's sketchy...but don't DARE drop it.

      I love the way the pencil works as a drawing tool and it's as good if not better than any Wacom product (5 stars for that). When you bear down it can get confus I love the way the pencil works as a drawing tool and it's as good if not better than any Wacom product (5 stars for that). When you bear down it can get confused and flash it's edge shading tool. I got mine in 3 weeks. The cylindrical industrial design promotes breakage as every other #2 pencil in the world is faceted so as not to roll off a desk. No eraser as on Wacom and 53. Lots of changing tools. Mine fell from my pants pocket to the ground (3 feet) and the tip bent and it would not draw properly. I changed the tip and now it works better, but still has sensing issues. Dropping a computer is a rarity, but dropping a pencil is pretty commonplace. Seems too precious for long term everyday use. How can you reinvent a 99 cent pencil into a $99. pencil and have it be this fragile? (2 star deduction.) It falls nose down with all the electronics inside so I was toast. It's also about an inch longer than the average pen so it seems awkward in a shirt pocket, thus flipping out of my side pant pocket. Be careful not to lose the chicklet sized adapter that allows it it be charged by cord. No means of attaching it to the case. Samsung buried theirs in the device. When it works I love it and the software can only get better. Great pencil, just don't drop it..

      • Written by Edward a S from Los Angeles

      3794 of 4109 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?It's sketchy...but don't DARE drop it.

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Could be much better

      The concept was great. The execution, not so much. For it's precision, I like the small diameter tip on the pencil. However, it would be nice if an alterna The concept was great. The execution, not so much. For it's precision, I like the small diameter tip on the pencil. However, it would be nice if an alternate tip with a slightly softer material was available. The tap-tap-tap on my iPad Pro screen becomes very loud at night when you are next to your sleeping spouse. For me, the body is too hard and slick to provide a comfortable secure grip, especially when combined with the natural oils exuded from your skin over time. A slightly larger diameter or a semi-hexagonal shape would be more useful, and/or the addition of a removable textured silicone sleeve for those with a weaker grip. Just because you can cram the electronics into a small tube the size of a #2 pencil doesn't mean you should do so. The round body and too-weak magnetic attraction of the single metal ring located near the cap prevents secure temporary storage on the Smart Cover - a very convenient resting space since no other means of docking/storage on the iPad is provided. If the body had squared-off sides, and/or there was a 2nd magnetic ring near the stylus tip the adhesion to the Smart Cover would be much more secure. With the variety of small parts that come with the pencil a small pocket-sized storage case for the adapter, the spare stylus tip, and the pencil cap (when charging) would have been a nice addition to the package.

      • Written by Richard B from Mount Airy

      2727 of 3142 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Could be much better

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Be careful before u buy apple pencil, Big battery issue

      Bought 2 when it was first launched. One was use and another was kept as spare. After quite sometime, the spare apple pencil simple wont charge and hold charges Bought 2 when it was first launched. One was use and another was kept as spare. After quite sometime, the spare apple pencil simple wont charge and hold charges anymore. This is a very serious production/battery issue, where there is no warranty from apple for replacement or repair of such defect. To me if apple is not gonna take responsibility on this issue, at least have the courtesy to warn us to keep the apple pencil always charge or risk losing it. It just not fair from apple that they are turning a blind eye to this issue.

      • Written by Pseng Hsu L from Kota Samarahan

      25 of 26 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Be careful before u buy apple pencil, Big battery issue

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      It a beautiful and good pencil but...

      Keep in mind it makes tapping noises when you write and draw on the iPad 6 (2018) other than that its a good pencil charge fast and great to draw.

      • Written by Perla F from Visalia

      7 of 7 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?It a beautiful and good pencil but...

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Best Digital Art/Input Tool of all time.

      There is simply nothing like the Apple Pencil for the artist/creator. Apple knocked it out of the park on the first try. As a digital artist/illustrator in the There is simply nothing like the Apple Pencil for the artist/creator. Apple knocked it out of the park on the first try. As a digital artist/illustrator in the field for 20 years I’ve had no other input tool be more impactful. It changed the game for me. It’s been the first input tool that has allowed me to do the things I’ve always wanted in the digital space. With it’s analog feel, it’s excellently designed body/weight, it’s perfect length, and awesome angular tip architecture. The iPad was always born to be a creation tool, and Apple Pencil feels truly made for it. It feels unified in a deep way. It has the feel of a tool when you hold it. Only Apple can pull something off like this. I simply would be lost w/out Apple Pencil. We are lucky Apple made it. Because iPad Pro and IOS are the best platform for the Artist/Creator. This is something I asked for since 2010- I have to thank the teams for just getting it so right. Truly changed the game for me. I’ve been using it since 2015 and have no complaints, every time I pick it up to go in for work I know I’m going to have a blast. Couldn’t go without it. THANK YOU!

      • Written by Cladio J from CENTER MORICHES

      12 of 16 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Best Digital Art/Input Tool of all time.

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