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Apple - Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)

Model: MU8F2AM/ASKU: 6252354

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1883 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil is Amazing

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    Artistwriter1969
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    I picked this product up for the express purpose of using it with my 2018 Ipad Pro. I will tell you that you could waste a lot of money trying to find a suitable pen to use and you would be better off just buying the one you know will work. It has the weight that one would expect in an actual writing utensil with the capability to give the user the tactile feel of real world results. I am using it for everything on my ipad and it makes selecting text or objects a dream. The art programs are plentiful but the capability the pen has is best showcased by two apps I have used so far. PROCREATE and Adobe Sketch. I have used it for a sculpting program as well as I have to say it has enhanced my work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty much the same

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    Allison
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    This is pretty similar to the first gen pencil. It’s a little lighter and shorter, so I prefer the older gen actually, I just can’t use it with my new gen iPad Pro. I wish they had made the old pencil compatible. I also am not a fan of how easily this knocks off the side of the iPad even when it’s locked in to its “sweet spot”. I suppose it’s a better charging system than the first gen pencil though. I lost the cap on the old one a ton and you don’t have to worry about that at all with this. I don’t recommend you travel with the pencil attached to the magnetic side charger. It gets knocked off super easy and then that’s $120 down the toilet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic !

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    Sonia
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    It's a pencil, a brush, a marker and an eraser all in one. Pretty cool piece of technology. The reviewers complaining that the pencil falls off the iPad Pro have NOT found the correct magnet on the right side of the pro. Theres a very weak magnetic connection on the left side. Theres a much stronger magnetic on the right side and when you find it the pencil literally snaps into place. You can see a little rectangular on the right side of the iPad Pro...thats your Huckleberry!! Pairs in an instant, charges wirelessly...whats not to like? I use it to mark up sheet music on the forScore app. Highly recommend!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Many major improvements but still not perfect

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    ChaseAl
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    Having owned the original iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, I respect the changes that Apple has made to the original design. The new matte design of the pencil feels durable and comfortable enough that I don’t feel like using any additional grip with it. The battery holds a substantial charge and is easily docked next to the iPad thanks to its magnetic nature/charging method. The double tap feature allows the artist to switch between pen and eraser very easily. It doesn’t feel perfect yet. I’d prefer a thinner nib on the tool and sometimes the pencil seems to register wider strokes than I wanted, or thinner strokes. It’s a bit fickle that way.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great update over the original

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    Tyler
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    I love the new design of the Apple Pencil 2 and the fact you no longer need to deal with charging via a Lightning Port. The Apple Pencil 2 charges magnetically along the side of the iPad Pro. It also pairs to the iPad through via the magnet making set up a breeze. Writing and drawing are all wonderful to do. Some downsides include the price/durability. The pencil itself is sturdy, but at some point I dropped the pencil and the tip became damaged/unusable. Apple sells replacement tips (4 for $19.99) and they're easy to replace, but when you're already spending $129 on a device you expect it to hold up a little longer and not have to spend an extra $20.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works well

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    JoJo
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    As a long time Wacom user, this pen works well with the iPad Pro 11, good feel, better contact with the screen and glides pretty well. It's solid with no jittering anywhere and no jumpiness. Pressure levels are good enough that I didn't notice any issues at all. I do miss the Wacom pen's eraser tip as I sometimes accidentally do the double tap thing and end up in the wrong mode. It doesn't retain charge well when sitting unused for several days, but you really can get 30 minutes of charge in only 15 seconds or so. I'd probably take it along more if Apple gave a built in spot to store it, but not a big deal. Also, it looks cool.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worthy upgrade from Apple Pencil

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    NIKO
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    The Good: -Smoother writing -Charging is done on the side of iPad and not through lightning -Shorter and more compact -Double tap setting is very convenient to go from writing to erasing -Battery Charges seems about the same as version 1 The Bad: -No extra tip -Not cheap The Bottom Line: If you have a new iPad, then you should definitely get the Apple Pencil 2 since the writing is smoother and the charging is much easier by snapping it to the side of the iPad. While the Pencil isn’t cheap, it does work very well and I can’t imagine taking notes any other way. Overall I would recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For me

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    GoProer
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    Got this over the weekend as a birthday present. So far its been fun to play around with. Still learning, but excited to take my iPad to the next level. Starting a bigger project at work, so will extra practice right away with. Love that it has a flat side, to me it does not feel weird while holding it. As for attaching it via the magnet, works with the the aftermarket case I have. Did not come off when I traveled with in my backpack (I do have a tablet packet in my backpack). Few times I "tossed" it down on the couch, it didn't go flying. Otherwise feels like holding a #2 pencil.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect

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    Dharu
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    The only reason I didn’t giver this a 5 star rating is: 1) It’s too expensive 2). I paid over a thousand dollars for an iPad Pro.... for that price, an Apple Pencil should be included in it. 3). It magnetically attaches to the iPad and this also charges it. Great feature but magnets seem week to me and I’m afraid I’m going to lose the Apple Pencil in the near future. Other than that, its great to hold in your hand. Extremely responsive, No cap that you have to remove with the potential of losing as the prior generation pencil. Great pencil but still too expensive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great tool for iPad pro users

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    freshducksniper
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    this is optional tool. it is not required to enjoy the iPad pro. BUT if you got the iPad pro and you want to write out notes during class instead of typing, this is a must have tool. If you are an artist and you sketch out details, this is a must have tool. it easily stores on the side of the iPad pro via a magnet. excellent pressure sensitivity when drawing. it feels like a real drawing tool. pair it up with with one of the many drawing apps AND you have the most ideal artist's tool. procreate, iPad pro, and apple pencil 2 is a must have!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Responsive, "feels" like a pencil, pricey

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    GratingCheddar
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    I've used the Apple Pencil 2 to draw in Procreate and take notes in meetings. I also use it to navigate, copy-paste while multi-tasking, etc. It's become my primary iPad input mechanism. Apple managed to nail the "feel" and weight of using an analog writing/drawing instrument, and on the latest-gen iPad Pros, the responsiveness is fantastic. Downside: it is pricey. But it is a quality product, and at least in my experience better than other iPad Pro styluses, and by a fairly wide margin. And yes, I had to look up whether "styluses" was the correct plural of stylus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Upgrade, with some trade offs.

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    Dylan
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    The way the pencil charges magnetically is infinitely better than the previous way. However, the flat edge put on the pencil does make it a little awkward to hold. Although this may feel more comfortable after some time. Everything about the accuracy and feel of the old pencil is here making it an amazing drawing tool. The first time I bought the old Apple Pencil it hurt to spend $100, now they’re charging $130 which is just adding insult to injury. Despite its pitfalls if you’re an artist who uses the IPad every day this is a must have.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Looks better

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    Anthony
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    Upgraded to the newer iPad models. The new Pencil looks and feels better in the hand. It now charges when it magnetically attaches to the new iPad. It’s nice but it also feels less durable than the previous model. It will not survive a drop from a table onto a hard floor. Also the double tap gesture takes time to get use to because it can accidentally be triggered. It means you have to be aware of how your holdiing it and that’s annoying. Not sure why it costs 30 bucks more than last model. It works great but so did the last one. Would I recommend this to a friend? Yeah because it’s your only choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I wanna learn how to draw now.

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    Wexy
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    I was told that the iPad Pro is really only an investment you'd want to make if you're an artist and want a seamless drawing experience. I didn't really listen to that and I got a 12.9" Pro and Pencil anyway. And now I wanna learn how to draw. Just so I can really maximize the potential of this thing because the Pencil definitely is a solid piece of tech. It charges mad fast on the Pro, and it's actually really comfy to hold. My only gripe is that it's a little slippery in the fingers due to it's hard-plastic matte finish, but that might just be my dry hands. I can't wait to try this thing out more!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sleek, smooth, accurate

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    CortlandApple
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    Enjoying the new feel and look of the pencil. Better grip than first generation with the straight side for magnetic adherence. Magnet works fine. Less slippery; nicer texture to the surface of the pencil in this generation. I have no pencil carrier ... and I would not say that just the magnet is safe enough for transport; loss could occur. I have a sleeve from my prior iPad Pro that works if stretched a bit since leather does breathe and stretch. The sleeve contains the pencil holder. So when I go to work I can place the new Pro in the sleeve as well as safely carry the pencil. Too expensive to lose!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    White Pencil

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    Coffinator
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    The pencil is white as pictured and about 8” long as expected. It is made by Apple so it works well with the Apple products it was designed to work with. It probably won’t work with devices it was not designed to work with. If you want a black or purple pencil this is not for you. If you’re looking for a pencil to work with Android devices this is not for you. If you need a hammer to drive nails this is not for you. It could be used to stir creamer in your coffee but do this at your own risk. I do recommend this if this is the product you’re looking for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Update - Wish it was backwards compatibl

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    TransGoJobot
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    The new Apple pencil is a nice improvement. The wireless charging is awesome, but we noticed it doesn't work well with cases that cover that side of the iPad, so if the new Apple Pencil is important to you, make sure you get a case with the side that charges the Apple Pencil is exposed. The tap feature is something I really wish the first Apple Pencil had. There is no way to charge the Apple pencil on its own, as it does not have a lightning connector. Therefore, it really isn't backwards compatible that I can see. I'm docking it 1 star for this reason. Otherwise it works and feels great, better than the first one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Still looking for a purpose

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    OldSkool7Four
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    I purchased the 2nd generation Apple Pencil to compliment my new iPad Pro. Connecting it to the tablet is as simple as placing it on the magnetic edge, which also keeps your pencil charged. I've used the pencil occasionally and it works great and is perfectly accurate when you touch the screen. I don't do any drawing or writing on my iPad (yet) so I'm struggling to justify the expense, but I'm hoping to get more use out of it in the future because it really is a great accessory and I can tell it could be very useful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Upgrade from original

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    Glennsteven7990
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    I had the 1st generation pencil which was fine. The new one is better. Obviously it only works with the new iPads, however it instantly connnects magnetically, and charges on the side. I like the fact that you can double tap the pencil and switch between the most recent tool you were using (i.e. pencil and eraser) but i also love that you don’t have to plug it in to the bottom of the iPad to pair/use. Also love that it just sticks to the side. Only downside would be that if you put in pack it can fall off of the iPad. Otherwise no complaints.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It still does not feel natural.

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    Paul
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    Performance is great but it still does not feel comfortable in your hand. Writing on a glass surface with a hard plastic tip feels just like you would expect - nothing like pen/pencil and paper. Also, if you have smudges or oils from fingerprints on your iPad, you will feel each and every one of them through the pencil as it tracks across the display. I also own the Galaxy Tab S4 and while the S-Pen is no match when it comes to performance, the feeling of the pen on the surface of the tablet is much more comparable to pen and paper.

    I would recommend this to a friend