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Apple - Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)

Model: MU8F2AM/ASKU: 6252354

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 2483 reviews

97%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must for the iPad Pro, worth every penny!

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    MisterE
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    The Apple Pencil 2 is absolutely worth getting. Especially if editing photos / videos or drawing are in your wheelhouse. There is zero delay when drawing on the 2018 IPad Pro (this version of pencil is only compatible with the new iPad pros). I can draw with the same accuracy on the IPad as I can on paper. The magnetic connection on the IPad that holds the pencil and charges it is super easy to use and is strong enough that the pencil won't fall off on its own. Battery life is extremely good, I have drawn for nearly hours and still had 70% battery. Since the pencil sits on the iPad when not In use it is always charged. The pencil is quite comfortable to hold and I have not had it slip out of my fingers at all. It is similar in texture to a wooden pencil. So far it has been very durable too. My 3 year old uses it to color a lot on my IPad and he isn't careful with things. He has as much fun using the drawing and coloring apps as I do. If you are thinking about getting this then just get it. It is worth it and makes the IPad Pro more enjoyable to use for editing and drawing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than 1st gen

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    Twray
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    Apple addressed quite a few of the flaws from the 1st gen with this product. The 2nd gen is so much more like a real pencil. When drawing or writing, It is way more precise and the response rate from pencil to iPad is much faster. I also appreciate the matte finish & flat side which makes it easier to hold and less likely to drop/roll off the table. My favorite part is the wireless charging and that it attaches To the iPad magnetically. I always disliked not being able to track my pencil or the fear of losing the little charging attachment, but those issus are no more. The only con is Apple didnt do anything with the other end of the pencil. I was hoping for an option to flip the pencil to erase like the real thing. The double tap feature for eraser is too sensitive and switches mid-draw without me wanting it to sometimes. It isn't a deal-breaker though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An awesome accessory for iPad Pro's 11" and up!

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    DocMumma
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    I have been waiting on buying a Apple Pencil because I thought that it would just be a waste of money, but after my 9.5 pro was damaged I had to upgrade to the 11" pro. While waiting to make my purchase I got a chance to "play" with the new Apple Pencil and I was amazed at what it could do. It is very intuitive to start using right out of the box. It replaces my regular stylus and adds the ability to draw, take written notes, color pictures, add signatures to documents via your fill in programs like Adobe, and so much more. It is recharged off of the iPad itself and it recharges fast. Best Buy also priced match the Pencil which made it an affordable gift to myself. I am looking forward to seeing what else I can do with this awesome tool.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love it!

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    Sunny
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    I got the Apple Pencil 2 to go with my 11 inch iPad Pro and it really takes a super great iPad to the next level. It really feels good to hold [like a regular pencil] and holds tight to your iPad to charge or carry with you and not worry about losing it. What I like doing with it most, isn't what most people would probably use it for since it can do so much, but I am 76 and I love coloring with it on my iPad. At my age, I like to do some fun things that don't require anything strenuous. I have only begun utilizing this wonderful tool with simple things like drawing, coloring, etc. but that's enough to know I wouldn't be without it. Yes, it's expensive, but I think you would love all it can do. And it's even more valuable for business people.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than the original

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    TechFan
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    The new pencil is the primary reason that I upgraded to the new iPad Pro. I always hated the charging method and the roundness of the pencil. The 2nd gen version includes wireless charging when connected to the iPad, simple pairing to any 2018 iPad Pro just by connecting it on the charging side and the double tap feature that easily lets you switch between writing and erasing. Im sure there will be more options as apps are updated. These updates to the pencil cost me over $800 because of the new iPad I had to purchase to use the pencil. For some it may not be worth it and if that is the case, I totally get it, but as someone who has exclusively began using the writing apps for everything from meeting notes, room designs to doodling with my kids, this is a very welcome update.

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love the new pencil

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    Redline485
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    I really like the new pencil. My favorite "feature" is how the pencil chargers. I like the fact it does not have to be plugged, and charges by connecting with the iPad via a magnetic. However, the only reason I took 1 star off is because of the magnetic. The magnetic is strong and the pencil will mount securely under most circumstances. In some cases thorough it's easy to knock the pencil off. Not a big issue, but something I feel I constantly have to watch. Otherwise, very easy to use and set up. Enhances the iPad user experience and greatly improves workflows.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pencil 2.0

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    Geophizx
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    The pencil is really good. The writing is almost seamless and not much difference to writing with a pen or pencil and paper. The pencil I bought did have some connectivity issues after a week of use. I contacted apple and got a replacement under warranty. I've had no issues with my writing, but my wife is left handed and she had some issues writing with it because of the way she grips the pencil. It's probably worth a test-drive before you buy to make sure you understand if it will work well for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly sleek

    Posted
    Jenny
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    Disclaimer this is the only apple pencil I have owned and been in contact with... That being said I love it, the weight of it is just enough that it isn't flying away (or feels too flimsy). The feature of the magnetic charging is super easy and quick. THE DOUBLE TAP THOUGH! It makes taking notes a lot easier when you can just do the double tap and continue. It also charges relatively quickly and the battery lasts awhile- yes, we are talking DAYS, which is convenient if I forgot to charge it overnight.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple Sharpens Its Pencil

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    Mark
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    This version of the Apple Pencil brings some great improvements. The biggest change is that it magnetically snaps to the edge of the iPad for charging--so much better than awkwardly sticking it straight out of the Lightning port. It's a bit shorter and easier to hold. And the double-tap to switch drawing tools feature is cool, if maybe a little fiddly to make work at times. It does seem to lose its charge fairly quickly, but no worries...just snap it onto the side of the iPad to charge it back up!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Useful to Me

    Posted
    VideoGuy
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    I am not an artist, but I love using this pencil with my iPad Pro 12.9 inch 2018 model in order to not have to carry a notepad and pen with me to meetings. Pencil is very responsive and and easy to use and pair to the iPad. The features are easy to learn, and I love that it magnetically connects to the outside of my iPad to charge. I would not recommend the Apple pencil version 1, but this version 2 is great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Feels like actual writing/drawing.

    Posted
    Kameron
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    I wouldn't say this feels like writing with a pen or pencil on paper. It is a little too slick as you move across the screen so you notice a lack of resistance and pull, for lack of a better explanation. It still has a response and accuracy that make it feel like an actual writing utensil and you will feel like you are drawing onto paper. The plethora of apps that are catered to this along with it's accuracy, ease of use, and magnetic charging make it a must have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Apple Pencil but....

    Posted
    Jenn
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    I returned my new iPad and this pencil for a few reasons. The pencil will only charge on the the edge of the iPad which I understand yes, but the case on the iPad has to be pulled partially off in order to charge the pencil . Its a pain in the butt to say the least . The iPad got returned due to two different glass screen protectors made half my screen unresponsive. I like my iPad 10.5" and apple pancil way better, much easier to charge the pencil .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and limited usefulness

    Posted
    Chadk9
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    I originally planned to NOT buy the apple pencil, but my case had a space for it and it seemed strange to not have that filled... that was a bad reason to buy this device. It works well, but has very limited use. Perhaps if I were intending to use my iPad for art, it would be more useful. However, I find it much easier to use the keyboard I purchased for making notes.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great accossey but the price?

    Posted
    Bunnaz
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    The pencil works seamlessly. It is very fluid and comfortable to hold. I love the ability to just place it on the side of my iPad Pro to charge, connect and see how much battery is remaining. It charges up really fast to a full charge. The use of the customization of features is as simple as double tapping on the pencil itself to bring up what you would like to do. Great product but the price could be a bit lower.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil 2.0

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    Review
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    This is a solid upgrade from the first Apple Pencil. It feels much more streamlined and sleek to use. I like the fact that it quickly charges by attachment to the side of the ipad. The only negative is that if the pencil is left connected to the iPad overnight or for long periods of time, it will significantly drain the iPad battery. Otherwise it's a great device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to hold

    Posted
    Flare
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    This is a great improvement over the first Apple Pencil. It's much easier to hold, doesn't slide as much as the first generation. However, unlike the first one, it doesn't come with extra tips, so not sure how that will affect it later down the road. Only thing I would like them to do is give us another way to charge it other than sticking it to the iPad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow great pen

    Posted
    Mollythejack
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    This is my second pen. The first series pen didn't get used very much, always had to look for it and then recharge it. This Second series sits right up on top of my iPad, already charged. No more searching for it or waiting for it to charge. Simple to charge. Just place it on your iPad rim and it charges itself. What a great feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big step up

    Posted
    lealajorge
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    This is a major much needed redesign to the previous model. The texture and finish is amazing and provides a better grip. The tap features makes it so much easier to take written notes or draw while swapping between eraser and pen or pencil. The charging method is simply a huge difference in the right direction fro the previous iteration.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful design and function

    Posted
    elenwe92
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    I love the improvements they've made to the pencil. It attaches to the device's side and even charges there. It's easier than ever to charge this way, too. The pencil has a nice hefty weight to it that I love as its perfect for drawing. Definitely a fan of the double tap to switch between tools in apps. So far I have no complaints.

    I would recommend this to a friend