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: 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

  • iPad Models

  • 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

      11596 of 13125 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

      4925 of 5356 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

      3457 of 4005 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Could be much better

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Takes iPad to another level

      Bought a mini iPad with case that holds the pencil tight inside it and got a very thin tempered glass screen protector. All work great with the pencil. My ratin Bought a mini iPad with case that holds the pencil tight inside it and got a very thin tempered glass screen protector. All work great with the pencil. My rating would be 5 stars but I have only used it a few weeks so did not go there. What the pencil gives you for note taking and drawing is amazing! You can charge it by putting it into the charge port of the iPad-- just a few seconds gives enough charge to use for a while and when it is time for a full charge, it charges quickly and lasts long. That makes me very happy since I do not need to take the teeny adaptor or another charger. I got started by using the NOTES app and downloaded a couple apps-- Procreate and Paper. These have a learning curve-- Procreate is not exactly intuitive. Hopefully I will get the hang of it as I love drawing but have to start over learning it if I go for a few days without using these apps. With notes I can make a quick sketch of something or take notes that include illustrations. But the art apps have all sorts of colors and special effects and features so I will be digging in to those. Now that I have a note pad/book size iPad this is the perfect partner for it.

      • Written by Maryann K from Millington

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Takes iPad to another level

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Apple Pencil is A High Priced Piece of Junk

      I had not used my Apple Pencil in several months. When I went to use it, it would pair for a second, then disconnect. Error message says that Apple Pencil must I had not used my Apple Pencil in several months. When I went to use it, it would pair for a second, then disconnect. Error message says that Apple Pencil must be plugged in order to use with iPad...how ridiculous is that since It is a Bluetooth device. After going on the internet, I first did all the trouble shooting steps but then discovered that there are countless people experiencing the problem of the dead Apple Pencil. Apparently, the pencil must be charged to 10-15% at all times and if it goes to 0% for even a week it is dead and the Apple idea is to replace it. Absurd! Further, from the customer comments, even if power always maintained, it will still eventually die. Absurd, again! Apple never tells you these things when you buy the product. These devices should have replaceable AAA batteries. I am so upset with Apple. It has stopped being the revolutionary and quality company of Steve Jobs time. Nothing has advanced on iPhones but the cameras since Steve’s death. On all OS and iOS platforms, feature function and looks changed, but nothing much new. Just like Staingate on he MacBooks, Apple stays hushed about defects when they should be doing public announcements and massive product recalls. Trust has been broken; Apple no longer deserves our loyalty.

      • Written by Eric N from Vancouver

      11 of 13 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Apple Pencil is A High Priced Piece of Junk

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Unhappy Teacher

      I purchased the Apple Pencil to provide real time notes as I teach math to middle school and find this tool with the Apple TV very helpful. It worked fine in I purchased the Apple Pencil to provide real time notes as I teach math to middle school and find this tool with the Apple TV very helpful. It worked fine in June when school closed. Now this week school opened and it does not work. It pairs, but won’t write. Warranty ended in July. I am so unhappy. Barely had it a year! Now it must be replaced. It was never dropped, and was kept in a protective case. I need it for teaching, but don’t have an extra $100 to spend. I much rather use it on my students than paying Apple for a defective product. Come on Apple— please start making quality products. You used to! I own your computers, iPads, Watch, phone and TV. I’ve had to use my money to replace the TV and now the pencil. Give teachers better discounts. We help parents purchase your products and encourage students to use them.

      • Written by CASSANDRA D from FORT WASHINGTON

      34 of 34 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Unhappy Teacher

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