Apple Pencil (for iPad Pro)

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  • Apple Pencil (for iPad Pro)
  • Apple Pencil (for iPad Pro)
  • Apple Pencil (for iPad Pro)
  • Apple Pencil (for iPad Pro)
  • Apple Pencil (for iPad Pro)
  • Apple Pencil (for iPad Pro)

An all-around pleasure to use, the Apple Pencil shows what a Bluetooth stylus should be.

- Jackie Dove , Macworld 

Specs / Features


The new Multi-Touch subsystem in 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

The new Multi-Touch subsystem in 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

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Specification

Brand Apple
Model MK0C2AM/A

Reviews (9/10 Avg. rating)


Expert Reviews

Amazing design but quite expensive

from Expert Reviews

The Apple Pencil is not original, nor is it the first stylus by any means, but it pulls together all the functions we’d expect in one sleek, mature package. It’s quick, intuitive and simple to use, meaning it feels like less of a gimmick than many other styluses, too.

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The Apple Pencil is not original, nor is it the first stylus by any means, but it pulls together all the functions we’d expect in one sleek, mature package. It’s quick, intuitive and simple to use, meaning it feels like less of a gimmick than many other styluses, too.

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GottaBeMobile

The best iPad stylus

from GottaBeMobile

If you don’t think that you’ll ever want to doodle, take notes, or mark up a document, you can safely skip the Pencil. But if you find yourself looking at the Pencil, then looking at the cheaper, third-party alternatives, do yourself a favor and stick with Apple’s stylus.

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If you don’t think that you’ll ever want to doodle, take notes, or mark up a document, you can safely skip the Pencil. But if you find yourself looking at the Pencil, then looking at the cheaper, third-party alternatives, do yourself a favor and stick with Apple’s stylus.

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iMore

Comfortable for hours, smooth on screen

from iMore

It may be called a "pencil", but this stylus is an all-purpose tool, useful for many different projects and ideas. It's the best digital tool I've ever used.

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It may be called a "pencil", but this stylus is an all-purpose tool, useful for many different projects and ideas. It's the best digital tool I've ever used.

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iMore

Comfortable for hours, smooth on screen

from iMore

It may be called a "pencil", but this stylus is an all-purpose tool, useful for many different projects and ideas. It's the best digital tool I've ever used.

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It may be called a "pencil", but this stylus is an all-purpose tool, useful for many different projects and ideas. It's the best digital tool I've ever used.

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Tools & Toys

Makes the iPad Pro's experience wholesome and complete

from Tools & Toys

The Apple Pencil could become the most groundbreaking accessory the company has ever created. The Pencil will impact artists, creators, designers, and notetakers under any and all situations.

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The Apple Pencil could become the most groundbreaking accessory the company has ever created. The Pencil will impact artists, creators, designers, and notetakers under any and all situations.

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TabletPCReview

Impressive tool for sketching and drawing

from TabletPCReview

The Apple Pencil and iPad Pro make an impressive tool for sketching and drawing, and not a bad solution for note taking. Many third-party software developers are already moving to support all the features of this accessory. This is a must-have those who have Apple’s new 12.9-inch tablet and will be drawing on it. People who got the Pro for other reasons do not need it, however.

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The Apple Pencil and iPad Pro make an impressive tool for sketching and drawing, and not a bad solution for note taking. Many third-party software developers are already moving to support all the features of this accessory. This is a must-have those who have Apple’s new 12.9-inch tablet and will be drawing on it. People who got the Pro for other reasons do not need it, however.

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Apple Insider

iPad Pro's must have accessory

from Apple Insider

At $99, Pencil is hardly an impulse buy. Indeed, Pencil is the main reason many customers are even considering the gigantic iPad Pro. As an art tool, Pencil is unmatched in the iOS ecosystem, and that lead should only increase as more developers build in Apple's APIs.

Pencil was made for artists. The tablet workflow is not yet powerful enough to completely replace desktop software, but the iPad Pro/Pencil combo performs flawlessly for mockup work and on-the-go creation. Apps like Astropad, which connects iPad to a Mac for use with pro apps like Photoshop, further blur the line between tablets and dedicated digital canvases.

Education and business users will benefit to a lesser extent, especially in apps where note taking and markup features play central roles.

The case for Pencil is less clear for casual users. There's no denying that Pencil is a hugely fun accessory to play with, but its overall utility for everyday use is questionable. Factoring in the price of an iPad Pro, however, the package is hardly worth a few doodles in Notes. 

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At $99, Pencil is hardly an impulse buy. Indeed, Pencil is the main reason many customers are even considering the gigantic iPad Pro. As an art tool, Pencil is unmatched in the iOS ecosystem, and that lead should only increase as more developers build in Apple's APIs.

Pencil was made for artists. The tablet workflow is not yet powerful enough to completely replace desktop software, but the iPad Pro/Pencil combo performs flawlessly for mockup work and on-the-go creation. Apps like Astropad, which connects iPad to a Mac for use with pro apps like Photoshop, further blur the line between tablets and dedicated digital canvases.

Education and business users will benefit to a lesser extent, especially in apps where note taking and markup features play central roles.

The case for Pencil is less clear for casual users. There's no denying that Pencil is a hugely fun accessory to play with, but its overall utility for everyday use is questionable. Factoring in the price of an iPad Pro, however, the package is hardly worth a few doodles in Notes. 

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iPad Insight

A boon to digital artists

from iPad Insight

The Pencil is currently sold as an extra accessory for $99 USD, but I think it really helps to define what the tablet form factor can be. Palm rejection and pixel-accurate drawing are exactly why a slate device can be so liberating to use, and it has felt revelatory to use the Apple Pencil on this iPad Pro. The iPad Pro now lets me hand write my notes in a way that is impossible to replicate on an MacBook or iPhone.

The Pencil also allows me to carry fewer items around. My everyday carry used to be the Air 2, a keyboard, a notebook, and a set of pens. However, with an iPad Pro around, a Smart Keyboard and a Pencil are all I need. It’s lighter than my previous setup, and there’s significant space savings as well, which allows me to use my lighter bags more often.

Apple’s Pencil isn’t cheap, and I really wish it wasn’t an extra $99 USD on top of the purchase price, but I think it defines what this new tablet can do. The iPad has been my light writing and browsing machine for a while, but with the Pencil, it has suddenly becomes my notebook as well. I’ve been using this combo for about 10 days now and I still don’t think I’ve had enough time for that to properly sink in yet. 

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The Pencil is currently sold as an extra accessory for $99 USD, but I think it really helps to define what the tablet form factor can be. Palm rejection and pixel-accurate drawing are exactly why a slate device can be so liberating to use, and it has felt revelatory to use the Apple Pencil on this iPad Pro. The iPad Pro now lets me hand write my notes in a way that is impossible to replicate on an MacBook or iPhone.

The Pencil also allows me to carry fewer items around. My everyday carry used to be the Air 2, a keyboard, a notebook, and a set of pens. However, with an iPad Pro around, a Smart Keyboard and a Pencil are all I need. It’s lighter than my previous setup, and there’s significant space savings as well, which allows me to use my lighter bags more often.

Apple’s Pencil isn’t cheap, and I really wish it wasn’t an extra $99 USD on top of the purchase price, but I think it defines what this new tablet can do. The iPad has been my light writing and browsing machine for a while, but with the Pencil, it has suddenly becomes my notebook as well. I’ve been using this combo for about 10 days now and I still don’t think I’ve had enough time for that to properly sink in yet. 

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iLounge

Apple Pencil comes highly recommended

from iLounge

Apple Pencil is a great reason to get an iPad Pro. While it’s not necessarily a must-have accessory — you can still enjoy the iPad Pro in plenty of other ways, and some people still have no need or desire for a stylus — those who use Pencil won’t want to own a Pro without it. And for what you’re getting, the price is completely reasonable. We’d also guess the stylus will be compatible with other iPads in the future. Apple Pencil comes highly recommended.

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Apple Pencil is a great reason to get an iPad Pro. While it’s not necessarily a must-have accessory — you can still enjoy the iPad Pro in plenty of other ways, and some people still have no need or desire for a stylus — those who use Pencil won’t want to own a Pro without it. And for what you’re getting, the price is completely reasonable. We’d also guess the stylus will be compatible with other iPads in the future. Apple Pencil comes highly recommended.

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Macworld

Much sharper than the average smart stylus

from Macworld

If you’re an iPad Pro owner, should you buy the Pencil? That’s a no-brainer—Apple hit it out of the ballpark in terms of ease of use and performance. Even those who feel they have no specific use for it right now will likely find it makes life easier in various, unexpected ways.

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If you’re an iPad Pro owner, should you buy the Pencil? That’s a no-brainer—Apple hit it out of the ballpark in terms of ease of use and performance. Even those who feel they have no specific use for it right now will likely find it makes life easier in various, unexpected ways.

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Amazon.com Reviews Summary

208 from Amazon.com

208 Amazon.com shoppers shared a review for the Apple Pencil (for iPad Pro). Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4.5 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.com customer reviews.

9/10

Amazon.ca Reviews Summary

5 from Amazon.ca

5 Amazon.ca shoppers shared a review for the Apple Pencil (for iPad Pro). Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.ca customer reviews.

8/10

Amazon.co.uk Reviews Summary

78 from Amazon.co.uk

78 Amazon.co.uk shoppers shared a review for the Apple Pencil (for iPad Pro). Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4.6 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.co.uk customer reviews.

9.2/10

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