Apple - Apple Pencil for iPad Pro and iPad 9.7” (Latest Model) - White

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The new Multi-Touch subsystem in the new iPad 9.7" and iPad Pro gives Apple Pencil striking capabilities alongside pixel perfect precision. Using incredibly sensitive pressure and tilt sensors, Apple Pencil instantly recognizes when you are pressing harder or shifting its angle. So you can vary line weight, create subtle shading, and produce a wide range of artistic effects — just like with a conventional pencil.
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    • Apple Pencil for iPad Pro and iPad 9.7” (Latest Model)

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    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (11459 out of 12043)

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    Apple Pencil available at Best Buy

    The new Multi-Touch subsystem in new iPad 9.7", iPad Pro gives Apple Pencil striking capabilities alongside pixel perfect precision

    Using incredibly sensitive pressure and tilt sensors, Apple Pencil instantly recognizes when you are pressing harder or shifting its angle

    You can vary line weight, create subtle shading, and produce a wide range of artistic effects — just like with a conventional pencil

    iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries


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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      10 Stars!!!!

      Posted
      Tracy
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      Okay, so that’s hyperbole, but seriously, this thing has changed my life. I am a writer and I’m old school, so I still write my first drafts by hand (in handwriting, you know, the stuff they no longer teach in school...). The Apple Pencil is perfect for this, and now my iPAD has finally successfully replaced my hard bound moleskines, a feat that I’ve been attempting for years but was unable to accomplish due to the lack of adequate handwriting ability with other styluses. There are abundant apps for this type of task, I.e. note taking/writing, and my favorite is Notability, with which theApple Pencil operates 100% seamlessly. I also use it to sketch on “Sketches Pro”, another excellent app for the Pencil. This thing is pressure sensitive and includes the capability to utilize the side of the pencil, as you would if you were lightly shading with a graphite pencil on regular drawing paper. I’m a little annoyed with the need for the adapter for charging, although you technically could (and I have) charge it through your iPAD lightning receptacle, but then you are using your IPAD power and can’t charge it while charging the pencil.....you see the problem. But it charges FAST, like I drive to work with it plugged into a charger in the car and it is 100% when I get there. So that’s awesome. And the charge lasts, sometimes for days, depending on use. I perceive (although I may be totally wrong) that it uses more charge on drawing apps than just writing notes. Anyway, I lost mine and had to immediately replace it, because the day I spent without it was completely disruptive to my work. I did add a silicone sleeve and a replacement lightning connector cap that functions as a regular stylus (the standard cap does NOT work as a stylus), which you can see in the photo (the sleeve is glow-in-the-dark...a great feature when I throw it in my bag and can’t find it later....). Got those through a certain online mega-retailer for next to nothing. If you think you want it, get the Apple Pencil. You won’t regret it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Cintiq replacement

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      Zoglow
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      The iPad Pro combined with the Apple Pencil works perfectly for MY needs. That is, for someone who doesn't like photoshop's ui but prefers Procreate's sleek design that doesn't get in the way of the art. My favorite pastime happens to be watching speed-paintings on YouTube, most of which use photoshop. Yet the actual techniques they use can mostly be done faster, smoother, and more naturally in Procreate. Now, I will admit that procreate is a very FOCUSED app, and so you may have to switch apps to add text, but that said, Savage Interactive is very present on Procreate's forums, where users can suggest features. So it won't be long before Procreate is perfected. But if you feel chained to photoshop you still have some wonderful options. The app 'Astropad,' which mirrors your Mac's screen, is designed for artists from the ground up, and supports both the pressure and tilt sensitivity of the Apple Pencil. At the moment I am working on making a webcomic exclusively on the iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil, which you can follow at: http://theipadartistsjourney.blogspot.com/ I am not planning on even using Astropad, since that requires an external computer. So if you are interested in this being your only computer, definitely check that out. As for the actual experience of drawing with the Pencil, I think it is wonderful. Tilt makes shading such a natural experience, and the palm rejection is a blessing. My only complaint is that the Pencil does not have a strong enough magnet to stick to the iPad itself, but only to the extremely expensive Smart Cover. Surprisingly I haven't lost it yet, though. If you have any questions, comment on one of my blogposts; I'll be happy to answer them. Also, if you want to watch the speed-paintings of the pictures I included and more made with the Apple Pencil, check out my YouTube channel : https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCvSNAqg9OG_zrs7yODiNY-w

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Stellar design - lacks full UI/swipe functionality

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      vond
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      If this weren't an Apple product, this pencil would easily warrant at least 4 stars just due to the minimal yet confident feel of the device, and the sheer joy it is to use in conjunction with the iPad Pro. Unfortunately, they left some pretty big gaps in the UI which leads to a proportionally poor UX which I can't ignore BECAUSE of the fact that they're Apple. So much that I am actually sitting here writing a review about it instead of using the undefined and altogether priceless moments of my life to do something - ANYTHING else more substantially fulfilling. But here we are. The quick & dirty: this is a $95 proprietary Bluetooth device (which is about 300% more expensive than other active styli' you can find on Amazon with more cross/functionality) and it doesn't even perform the full range of swipe functions that you can a.) do with your finger (which defeats the purpose of using a styli and b.) that other cheaper off-brand CAN DO with not only the iPad Pro but other Apple devices as well (in this case, my iPhone 7+). I mean seriously - with the probable $50M worth of product and software development that went into this thing, you designed it with only 70% of the capacity to function seamlessly with the DEVICE IT WAS DESIGNED for?! Go try one for yourself at your nearest Best Buy or Apple store. See if you can edge-swipe in with the Apple Pencil as you would with your fingers, or other, cheaper active styli. See if you can resize images/screenshots with the precision of the laser precision tip, or if you have to bring your fingertip into the equation and risk putting fingerprints all over your pristine screen - which is a large part of why you bought the styli in the FIRST PLACE. If it sounds like I'm a bit jaded, it's because I am. I expected better of you, Apple. For the sum of $95, I should never have to lay a finger on my screen outside of the seldom-occurring desire to remind myself how satisfyingly smooth the oleophobic crystal glass is to the touch. Does it do everything else you would anticipate the Apple Pencil to do? Yes. Beautifully, at that. But this UI/UX oversight is just inexcusable in my book with consideration to who made this product and its price point. So would I recommend this to a friend? No. For that much money, you can do better, Apple. As consumers, we deserve better.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great "stylus" with some shortcomings.

      Posted
      Greg
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      To begin, I really love the experience off using the Apple Pencil with my iPad Pro. It would be great to see Apple expand the ability to use the Pencil with other versions of the iPad (although, that would reduce the utility and niche of the iPad Pro to a certain extent, in my opinion). While Apple touts the lack of lag in drawing or writing with the Pencil, there is a noticeable lag. This is not like writing with a pen on paper. With that being said, the lag is minimal and does not detract from the experience of using the Pencil. The Pencil is even weighted on one side so that it does not roll off the desk. You can also charge the pencil directly off the iPad Pro, and it charges very quickly. This is a great feature that is not available with other third-party stylus devices. With all that being said, I do have some minor annoyances with the Pencil. First, charging it off the iPad Pro is challenging on anything but a flat or stable surface as the Pencil literally sticks straight out the side of the iPad Pro. I am paranoid that I will either hit the Pencil or the iPad Pro will fall and the pencil will break right off from its lightning connector (potentially damaging the very expensive iPad Pro in the process). Given the use of inductive charging of devices these days, it would have been much nicer to see that as an option. That, or I would have preferred if charging would have occurred using a male-to-male dongle between the iPad and the Pencil. That would avoid the need for an adapter when using any lightning cable while also addressing my fear of breaking the Pencil while it dangles precariously off the side of the iPad Pro. There is a way to plug the Pencil into a lightning charger, but only by using a very small and easy-to-lose adapter (female-to-female). Also, when charging, there is no place for you to put the Pencil's very small and easy to lose cap. The cap attaches via a magnet to the top of the pencil, which is actually fun to play with when I'm bored or fidgeting at a meeting, but the magnet is not that strong... Meaning I can see how it would be easy to dislodge the cap in routine use or, more likely, transport, which would result in losing the cap entirely. There is nothing you can do with the small cap while charging the Pencil (unlike some other similar devices which allow you to attach the cap to the other side of the device while it is charging. One other thing about charging... I would be nice to be able to see somewhere on the pencil how much charge is left. Nothing is more annoying than going to use thee Pencil to find that it is not charged. Some LEDs on the side or something would have been appreciated. As it is now, I have no idea how much charge the Pencil has in it. The only way I know it needs to be charged is when it stops working entirely. Again, it charges quickly, but it is still a huge inconvenience. While I have not used many other similar devices, it is my understanding (from reading other reviews) that some of them allow the user to simply flip the device over and "erase" with the back end of the stylus (as opposed to having to select an eraser tool within the app you are using). That would have been a really nice feature for the Apple Pencil. If it really wants to replicate the use of a traditional pencil, the ability to quickly and easily erase mistakes is a must. That is not a feature of the Apple Pencil, however, which is too bad. Ultimately, the pencil is great to use with the iPad Pro and is probably the best stylus-like device I have used. I like the weight of the Pencil which seems just about right... It has just a little mass to it so that it feels good in the hand, but is not overly heavy or bulky. It feels like a pencil, actually (albeit a completely smooth cylindrical one). The Pencil did include an extra tip and the female-to-female lightning adapter to charge the Pencil through a traditional charger. Now, all I wish is that Apple had included something in the design of the iPad Pro (or one of its cases) that would allow me to carry the Pencil along with the iPad. As it is now, the Pencil does not connect to anything when it is not in use, meaning I have to physically carry the Pencil with me, separate from the iPad. It is essentially the shape of a pencil... Who carries a pencil with them? Usually, I have a pencil or a pen in my portfolio (which has a nice, little elastic strap for holding the writing utensil). Not so with the Apple Pencil, which does not fit comfortably in a pocket. At $100, the last thing I want is to lose, drop, or forget the Pencil somewhere because Apple did not consider it important enough to accommodate storage or transportation of the Pencil along with the iPad Pro. Just one more thing to consider.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The creative tool I was hoping for since 2009

      Posted
      sewercat
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      When the iPad was initially announced lot of us in creative fields were hoping for a cintiq killer- a $600 mobile touchscreen device that would run OS X and provide a viable alternative from the $2000 Wacom Cintiq. We were disappointed over and over again as it became clear that Apple was only interested in making a consumption device and we were left at the mercy of Wacom's monopoly in worthwhile drawing tablets. Finally the device I wa hoping for has arrived. I can say that the Apple pencil is, by far, the best digital drawing tool I've ever found. I've owned and either sold or returned a 13" cintiq, a 22" cintiq (each of which cost more than twice as much as the iPad pro and stylus) a number of intuos tablets, a Samsung Galaxy note 10.1 and every pressure sensitive iPad stylus under the sun. This one is really the best. The latency, pressure sensitivity, palm rejection no overall feel all work amazingly well. Though I initially wanted a full desktop OS so that I could run photoshop, I can honestly say that the apps available right now, right out of the gate blow away anything I could do on a 13 inch cintiq with a full blown desktop app.The multitouch ruler in the notes app is incredibly handy. Procreate,53, and Adobe sketch are all very well thought out for drawing and painting and eliminate the endless battle to figure out how to get the keyboard shortcuts I needed without having to setup an actual keyboard on my sofa. It eliminates the weird neckstrain of leaning on my drawing arm while trying to reposition the keyboard in a better way when at a desk. I simply don't need a keyboard anymore because the requisite tools are all within a couple of taps. I draw on the iPad and sync to the desktop. My only critique would be that there's no eraser on the top, but rather a charger,but it's a fairly minor thing to tap on an eraser tool vs flip the pen around.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      As good as you've heard

      Posted
      BobInVA
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      I've always been intrigued by the idea of inking with a stylus. I started off using the ones that you get for free or very little, the ones with the soft, bulbous tip. They work, but that's about all I'd say. From there, I "splurged" on those stylii with a clear disc on the end. First I bought a no-name, and then got the Adonis Jot. The Jot was way better than any other I'd tried, and together with the wonderful app named Good Notes 4, I was really getting into digital ink. Then I heard that Apple had added support for the pencil to their entry-level iPad. I decided to go for it, and I bought the new iPad and Pencil. Wow! This Pencil is simply amazing! There's absolutely no lag, and writing is smooth and effortless. Palm rejection works perfectly, so I didn't have to focus on how to hold my hand to make it work. This was finally the stylus I'd been waiting for. It is simply better than anything else out there, and best of all, you don't have to do anything to get it to work. Simply plug it in to your iPad and it's paired and ready. I wish that Apple had put some effort into making it easier to keep with your iPad. It's perfectly round, which means it'll roll away. They did add some off-center weighting inside to prevent, which is really cool, but doesn't work as well as you'd like. Even something like a pen clip at the top would be helpful. Instead, in typical Apple fashion, you'll have to turn to the after-market for solutions. Nonetheless, I really love my Pencil. If you have a need for the Apple Pencil, I don't think you'll be disappointed. From pressure sensitivity to shading to its sheer accuracy, this is one of those times when Apple just got it right!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Decent pen for iPad Pro

      Posted
      Vichar
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      IMPORTANT NOTE: This product ONLY works with an iPad Pro. It does not work with any other tablet. When Apple announced the Apple Pencil I was really excited. I ran out immediately to get an iPad Pro. The Pencil was much harder to get a hold of. It was sold out everywhere but I just happened to catch a store that had just received a shipment and order it online. The Pencil itself is a good weight and size. I've used Wacom and NTrig digital pens before, and the Pencil compares favorably with them. There is no eraser on the back, and there are no buttons, which is both a good and bad thing (I'm always accidentally pressing the button on my Wacom pens). The Pencil itself is rechargable, and talks to the iPad Pro via Bluetooth. My iPad Pro told me the % charge remaining on the device, which was nice. However, I HATE the way the Pencil charges by sticking into the side of the iPad. It's awkward and nearly impossible on an airplane. Thankfully, the Pencil comes with an adapter that lets you charge the Pencil using the iPad charger. This is what I usually rate pens on: LATENCY: There is little to no lag on the Pencil, but this varies depending on the software program you're running. About the same as Wacom and NTrig. ACCURACY: The mark was made directly under the Pencil's tip, as far as I could see, allowing for the thickness of the screen on an iPad Pro (which is pretty thin). This is slightly superior to the Wacom products which need to be calibrated and even then are still never quite correct. NTrig is just as accurate. NEAR EDGES: Wacom pens are really bad near the edges of the screen but the Pencil was just fine. I didn't notice any drop in performance at the edge. SOFTWARE: This is where Pencil and iPad Pro are lacking. I just couldn't find a drawing program that was as robust as Photoshop on my PC using my Cintiq. Maybe I'm just used to drawing with those tools. Still, this is a hardware review so I'm not docking any points. After all the Pencil is a fairly new product and we can assume that software makers will soon release versions of their drawing programs that are specifically written for the Pencil.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Nowhere near as good as professional solutions

      Posted
      gotgadgets
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      It seems most everyone reviewing the Apple Pencil seems to love it, but I have to wonder how many of them have actually used a professional quality pen. Because the Apple Pencil just doesn't measure up. First, let me address reliability. I'm on my third Pencil in six months. The first one was DOA, and the second wildly intermittent. It would work for a couple weeks then just quit. Apple was no help -- they wouldn't even try to diagnose the problem because each time I took it into the Apple Store it would work just fine. Finally by going to an authorized third party reseller I was able to get it replaced. Second, let's talk about ergonomics. As someone with a minor touch of arthritis, even at my age, it's difficult to hold for long periods of time. If it was just a bit bigger it would be much easier to use. Nearly all other solutions out there (Wacom, Surface, etc.) don't cause me the discomfort that the Pencil does. Third, feel... using this feels nothing like working on paper. It's very clearly plastic on glass, and that affects the experience. The Wacom and Surface solutions absolutely do feel like paper, or at least something other than a slick piece of glass. And there's some weird bounce thing going on with the Pencil. It registers multiple touches often when I only intend to tap once. And it isn't a software thing -- I can physically feel the vibration in the Pencil itself, so I know it is actually touching the screen twice. It's quite disconcerting. And lastly, the lack of eraser and side button is a huge omission. Toggling between pen and eraser tools is not an acceptable solution. Being able to press a button under your finger or flipping the device over works so much better. It's pretty clear Apple wasn't really trying to build a professional tool here, because they omitted so many of the capabilities of what really are pro solutions. It's rather disappointing.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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