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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 2008 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Feels like a real Pencil, works like one too. An a

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    prashant
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    The pencil can sense if you're holding it straight or at a slant and the strokes become thicker the more you slant it. It works fabulously in the Notes app and fairly well in other apps, I am sure the other apps will offer updates for iPad Pro soon. Procreate is one of the art apps that offers full support for the Apple pencil and it is amazing. It is however a complex app to use as it has mind-boggling features for advanced drawing and painting. Luckily, it comes with a full featured book to explain how it works. Some apps like Sketches are easier. See sample pic sketched in 10-12 min (Sketches App). This is an excellent input device for the Apple iPad Pro. It is not perfect in some ways but it is very good at drawing, writing and touch control of the tablet. Here are the pros and cons as I have seen them since my use of the pencil: Pros: • Excellent for drawing or writing • Excellent for reworking photos and doing graphic arts • When used as a touch control it is very precise when using the tip. I even like using it to read with and highlighting text in a book. • It comes with a spare tip that can be replaced. • It comes with a lightning adapter that lets you use a lighting cable to charge the pencil. • It charges quickly • You can vary the pressure or the slope of the pencil tip to adjust the darkness or the width of a stoke of a bush while coloring a drawing for example. • You can see the charge level of the pencil by pulling down on the daily window shade at the top of the screen and touching widgets. The charge level of your iPad and the pencil will be displayed. Cons: • There is no way to attach the pencil to the iPad Pro or to the Apple Smart Keyboard. A simple magnet or other mounting technique would have been greatly appreciated. • The cap covering the Lightning plug on the pencil is in no way attached to the pencil which makes it very easy to lose since you have to frequently remove the cap to charge the pencil. The cap does have a small built in magnet so that when it is installed on the pencil it remains in place, but once removed to charge the pencil its lifetime is limited to human error of losing it. • The charging connector supplied for the pencil is vey small and it also has no method of connecting it to a key ring or any other object. It is the size of a small medical pill and potentially easily lost. •

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than  Pencil (1st Gen) in all facets!

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    JPosey08
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    I purchased the new iPad Pro 11" after doing very little research on it. Due to it having the upgraded A12X chip as well as including "Face ID", I was purchasing it regardless therefor I didnt realize I could not use my 1st gen  Pencil on the new iPad Pro. I honestly was bummed out because after finally bitting the bullet and purchasing the 1st gen  Pencil, I knew right then that I would never use a iPad again without it. Keep in mind that I am by no means a artist or remotely artistic in the least bit, and honestly cant even draw a decent stick man. I solely use the 1st gen  pencil as a basic stylus and writing utensil for taking notes, but I LOVE it and cant go without using it now. Well with all of that being said, I immediately went back up to best buy and purchased the new 2nd gen  pencil, and I honestly couldnt be happier with its improved performance, as well as the other substantial changes made to it as well. When I was using the 1st gen  Pencil, I would only charge it with the iPad tucked away somewhere safe and when the condition(s) were guaranteed that no one would get near it because I was so afraid of the lightning charge port getting snapped off inside of the iPad. The reason I bring that up is because the addition of wireless charging in the 2nd gen  Pencil is a game changer, and it made me fall in love with the Pencil even more than I thought I could, prior to owning this new one. Another small improvement I thoroughly enjoy is the new "Matte" look and feel, which considerably cuts down on the original  Pencils "Slickness" feel. One last tiny thing I love with the new  Pencil is not having the back cap that has to be kept up with and prob 90% or more people eventually lost. All in all, if your looking at purchasing the new  Pencil stop hesitating, and just do it..... You wont be disappointed. -John Posey

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Feels almost like writing with a real pencil

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    Misti
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    Side by side, the average user probably wouldn’t notice a difference in performance between the 1st and 2nd generation Apple pencils. You would notice a difference in how they feel in your hand (the first generation is smooth, glossy and round like a tube, and the second gen is smooth, matte and has one flattened edge for charging and tapping for tool change). If you are a graphics designer or an artist, you will want the 2nd gen Apple Pencil since you will notice the slight lag between models. Writing on glass will always be different than writing on paper, but Apple sure did a beautiful job with this pencil! I love how the new pencil has no cap to loose. To charge it you simply lay it along the edge of your Pro tablet and the magnets securely hold it in place while it charges (fast!). A charging meter appears on the tablets screen when you attach the pencil. In comparison, the first generation Apple Pencil uses the lightening port to charge and you have to remove the unattached cap off the lightening end to plug it into your tablet where it hangs out like a long appendage. Remember though, the 2nd generation Apple Pencil is ONLY compatible with the new 2018 pro tablets.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Highly recommended accessory for iPad Pro

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    Dhelix12
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    I tried to not buy the Apple Pencil for as long as possible, but I ultimately needed it for work (note-taking/designing figures) and bought the Apple Pencil 2. I previously owned the 10.5 inch iPad Pro and the 1st generation Apple Pencil and comparatively, the design changes have their pros and cons. In terms of the cons, I think the Apple Pencil 1 is a little thicker than the 2. For someone with larger hands, it actually was more comfortable holding the 1 than the 2. If I'm doing a lot with the Apple Pencil 2 for a long period of time, my hand cramps up more quickly than when I used the 1. As for the pros, I have to say that the magnetic connection and wireless charging features are what ultimately makes the 2 worth buying. I've misplaced the charging dongle of my Apple Pencil 1 many times and also the pencil itself. I also have brought out the 1 only to find that the battery is dead many times. Being able to attach the Apple Pencil 2 to the iPad has been such a huge improvement in my usage. So, if you do a lot of note-taking, drawing or photo editing, you can't go wrong with the Apple Pencil 2, especially with the new features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful for art

    Posted
    Kelly
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    I had a 2nd gen iPad Pro 10.5” and when my husband decided his ipad needed upgrading, somehow I managed to get the new iPad Pro 12.9” and he took my hand-me-down. Even the salesman didn’t correct me when I said “oh I already have a pencil from my old iPad Pro; I don’t need a new one.” The new pencil doesn’t change the feel of dragging the pencil over the glass. I believe they use the same tip. However, the feel of the pencil, overall, has changed: the balance in the hand, the finish of the plastic. If you’re someone who enjoys using a freshly sharpened pencil or a beautiful fountain pen on the first page of a brand-new notebook, the pencil will appeal to you. I love to use it in my favorite art program where nearly any paintbrush, pen, pencil, or airbrush tool is emulated. Negatives/Positives vs. original Apple Pencil: +No charging cap to lose +Satin-finish plastic/balance of new pencil much improved +magnetic charging -Magnets not strong enough to really secure the pencil to the iPad -Cases must allow for magnetic charging; inherently less protective -Can’t add pencil grip to pencil because of magnetic charging (this was also my hot pink “find the pencil in my white sheets” flag)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Huge Imorovemet!!

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    Moto760
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    Definitely a huge improvement I’ve the Apple Pencil 1. 1. Love the magnetic docking on the side of the iPad Pro. 2. Love the wireless charging while docked to the iPad Pro 3. Love the easy and no hassle pairing of the Apple Pencil to the iPad Pro. Simple as docking the pencil, and touching yes/agree. Done. 4. Extremely low latency and better improved response over the first gen Apple Pencil. 5. Love the solid unibody design. No small parts to lose this time. 6. Touch gestures are extremely nice and convenient. Gestures can be programmed to do other functions as well. 7. The flatten side of the Apple Pencil 2 makes easy grip and the Finish is matte which means way less slipping. I would definitely recommend this for anyone who has a use for the Apple Pencil. I like to use mine for photography and touching up pictures. Extremely nice accessory to have for the iPad Pro.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must for the iPad Pro, worth every penny!

    Posted
    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

    Pure Magic! Nothing even comes close!

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    Bryon
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    I’ve used stylus’ in the past... this is not a stylus, this is something completely out there and on its own! The Apple Pencil (2nd Gen.) is seriously nothing short of magic. With it’s super-accurate drawing abilities and it’s crazy-convenient “double-tap” gesture to switch between drawing tools, this magic-drawing-wand honestly makes it a breeze to effortlessly bring your ideas to life! And with the completely redesigned look & feel, it holds comfortablely in your hand without the feeling that it’ll slip through your fingers. I extremely recommend picking up one of these, if you’re buying or already own the new (only compatible) iPad Pro, especially if you’re planing on using any apps such as Procreate, Adobe Draw or Sketch or even just taking notes in class or scribbling doodles at home. Honestly, nothing even comes close! Lastly, with it’s abitly to “magic-netically” cling (and charge!) to the side of the new iPad Pro, you’ll never lose it (or it’s charge!).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than 1st gen

    Posted
    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

    Much better form factor than the gen 1

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    deepthought
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    The gen 1 Apple Pencil works with more iPad models than this one...but the gen 2 pencil is so much better in the form factor department. No more keeping track of that tiny cap (gen 2 doesn't have one)....or having to buy additional adapters or cables - or having to decide whether to charge the iPad or the pencil (gen 2 has magnetic charging; so there's no need to "plug into" the lightning port). Functionality-wise gen 2 is the same as the gen 1. Whether you should buy this or not, comes down to whether you have the latest iPad Pro or not. This thing works only with the new iPad Pro....and the new iPad Pro works with only the gen 2 Apple Pencil. In other words, if you have the new iPad Pro and want a pencil, this is pretty much the only thing you can buy. But it works great. All that matters.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfection

    Posted
    EAHaRRy
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    The new apple pencil is Wonderful! The sleek design makes this 2nd generation feel like a real led pencil. I think it has a lot to do with the ridges. Say goodbye to lightning port charging!!! This guy charges magnetically with your iPad Pro. The double tap feature to change tools is an added bonus and comes in handy in certain apps such as notes and procreate. It has a matte finish so it is not as slippery in the hand, but I also purchased a sleeve for it to 1. protect my investment 2. keep this white pencil as clean as possible 3. add additional grip 4.. Add a stylish look to my pen This is one of the accessories to a device that you shouldn't leave behind. There are other comparable pencils to use with a iPad Pro, but this one was made for the new iPad Pro.

    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 is even more valuable for business people.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Responsive, Usable and it works!

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    texxasmike
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    When I first purchased the iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) I wasn't convinced that I needed the pencil 2. But I decided to purchase it and give it a try. I use the pencil to take notes in class, to make notes while reading, to highlight text. Then I started using the iPad in Calculus. This is where I found the Pencil 2 excels. I can snap a picture of my homework and then work the problem in the OneNote app. The great thing about the pencil 2 and OneNote is the ability to work on a graph paper grid. Using the graph paper grid to graph math problems makes it much better than trying to work on paper. Also being able to switch colors, highlight text, instantly erase (without eraser dust) and work with images makes the pencil 2 a great tool for the iPad Pro.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice upgrade to the Apple Pencil

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    mdotdub
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    Overall, this is a very nice accessory to my iPad Pro. I love how it pairs and charges via magnets. For the most part, it stays attached to my iPad when I want and need it to. There have only been one or two instances where it got bumped off. This was my first Apple Pencil and I was surprised at how responsive and fluid it was when using it to draw on the iPad Pro. I bought it thinking that I'd use it for note taking, but I'm not sure that I'll end up doing that. If you're intro drawing and sketching though, I think this is a great device for you to consider. I'll end up keeping it so I can use it to edit photos when the new version of Photoshop comes out and I'll be able to use it like I use a Wacom tablet on my desktop Mac.

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    I'm digging this thing

    Posted
    Clay
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    I wasn't sure I'd like the Apple Pencil when I got it, but I figured it'd try it out. I started liking it right away, however. It's got some nice weight to it, so it feels good in your hand. I'm still getting used to it, but I've already started using it to markup manuscripts I'm editing. I've signed PDF documents using it, too, and it worked like a charm. It's never going to match the feel of a pen scratching across paper, but this is pretty much as close to it as I ever expected I'd get. It's precise and smooth flowing, which makes the lines produced on the screen look as I'd expect them to if I were writing with a pen. I'm happy with the Apple Pencil, and I'm looking forward to using it in more ways.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice accessory

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    Briggadane
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    If you have a typing issue where you commonly hit wrong or multiple keys, they is i quick solution for those quick emails or notes. If you draw or color, it makes filling in details a snap. Its sturdy, resists dirt, does not slip easily, and has decent magnets to hold it on your ipad. I would HIGHLY recommend an ipad cover with the pencil holder insert on tue side. The ones that support charging- some do not! The little elastic pockets do not, are cheap, and stretch or pull off. I have not lost or broken a tip yet. I did constantly knock the pencil off and drop it without the ipad cover. A good jolt pulls it off, as does slidimg it in a purse or briefcase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Much better than the Gen 1

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    HSPITO
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    I have an iPad Pro 9.7” with the first Gen Apple Pencil. Although it is a nice gadget, the Apple Pencil Gen 2 is so much better. Faster and way more convenient. The biggest issue with the Gen 1 was charging and carrying the pencil. Apple fixed that with the Gen 2. The magnets and wireless charging are genius solutions to the small problem. The pencil is easy to carry and thanks to the wireless charging is always ready with a 100% charge. It doesn’t sound like it’s much but the experience is a lot better. If you have a New iPad Pro and you like to draw or even take notes at school this Apple Pencil Gen 2 is a great addition to the iPad experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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