1. AppleJuiced's Avatar
    Hi all! I just got an iPad Pro for Christmas! I was wondering if the Apple Pen is worth getting? Does anyone know if It's applicable if I'm not an Artist?
    12-11-2016 10:43 PM
  2. darius_robin's Avatar
    If you don't need it for drawing, then it's basically just a normal stylus. Not worth it if you don't draw much.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    12-12-2016 06:57 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    If you don't need it for drawing, then it's basically just a normal stylus. Not worth it if you don't draw much.
    Agreed. I have the Pencil and use it almost every time I'm on my iPad Pro, but only as an expensive stylus since I'm not an artist. Having said that, the Pencil is accurate, feels great, is perfect for signing digital documents and it charges quickly. Is it worth buying? That depends on you. It isn't worth it to me, but since I have it, I will use it.
    12-12-2016 07:36 AM
  4. TripleOne's Avatar
    If you take notes for school, then yes
    12-12-2016 10:02 AM
  5. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    My wife uses it exclusively for note-taking.
    12-12-2016 08:50 PM
  6. Matty's Avatar
    Hi all! I just got an iPad Pro for Christmas! I was wondering if the Apple Pen is worth getting? Does anyone know if It's applicable if I'm not an Artist?
    Hey AppleJuiced! Welcome to iMore and thanks for the question.

    As darius_robin said, unless you are a artist and need precision for drawing or sketching . It's basically going to seem like a normal stylus for the average day person and i don't think it would add much benefit. The Apple Pencil has got a ton of tech built into it though.
    12-13-2016 02:07 AM
  7. Garz's Avatar
    I haven't used my pencil in maybe 6 months. It's collecting dust.
    robertk328 likes this.
    12-13-2016 02:14 AM
  8. Beefred00013's Avatar
    I have it it probably just the luxury of accessories for example a case do you really need it or do you want it I preferred a zagg invisashield and if my screen cracks I just email and request a new one for free plus a 6 dollar fee for shipping and handling
    12-13-2016 05:09 AM
  9. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    Yes you really need a case. My iPhone 6s Plus was naked for one week when I got it last year. Dropped it in the bedroom and it bounced off the bookshelf and onto the carpet. I got a case right away. Also a few months later I dropped it outside on the sidewalk, because of the case with a bumper the phone is fine. Now that I have the 7 plus I got a case right away, no more chances.

    Things are too expensive to replace, it's better, in my opinion, to put a case on it.
    Last edited by Abu Khadija; 12-13-2016 at 08:46 PM.
    12-13-2016 11:27 AM
  10. Jeroen7's Avatar
    Hi all! I just got an iPad Pro for Christmas! I was wondering if the Apple Pen is worth getting? Does anyone know if It's applicable if I'm not an Artist?
    What are you going to do with your iPad Pro?
    Even if you are not an artist, it still could have it's uses.

    For instance playing from sheet music that you have stored on the ipad, with a pen you can easily write remarks, fingering or other comments in the music.
    12-13-2016 11:38 AM
  11. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    If I got an iPad Pro for Christmas. I would buy the Pencil just because I could. Plus you damn well know everyone you show the the Pro to is going to ask where the Pencil is, forcing you into some lame explanation of why you're too cheap to buy one of the coolest features on the Pro. Save yourself the grief, and just get the Pencil already ...
    cisneroscad likes this.
    12-13-2016 01:39 PM
  12. Quis89's Avatar
    If I got an iPad Pro for Christmas. I would buy the Pencil just because I could. Plus you damn well know everyone you show the the Pro to is going to ask where the Pencil is, forcing you into some lame explanation of why you're too cheap to buy one of the coolest features on the Pro. Save yourself the grief, and just get the Pencil already ...
    I personally own the Pro. I also own the Pencil. Nobody really asks about the Pencil. If they were to ask, I'd have to politely say "I will have to look for the Pencil because I use it so infrequently that I have no idea where it is right now". Then I'd have to go look for it, blow the dust off, charge it for about 10 minutes...then let them use it for 5 minutes only for it to go back to the corner it was in. Lol.

    Is it worth it? I'm not an artist and I hardly take notes so I would say no it's not. When i think about it, I use it. Which is hardly ever.

    Although I may use it tonight since this thread reminded me that I own it.
    12-13-2016 03:33 PM
  13. cisneroscad's Avatar
    Are you planning on taking notes or drawing? if so, then yes. if not then why do you want a pro and not an Air 2?
    RobertP1 likes this.
    12-13-2016 05:48 PM
  14. Quis89's Avatar
    Are you planning on taking notes or drawing? if so, then yes. if not then why do you want a pro and not an Air 2?
    Bigger screen could be a reason to go for the Pro (12.9) rather than an Air 2.
    cisneroscad likes this.
    12-13-2016 06:44 PM
  15. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    Also the 9.7" one has a better screen than the air 2. Plus it's updated more than the air 2.
    12-13-2016 08:49 PM
  16. dpolletta's Avatar
    I use it for taking notes with Notability. Highlighting an epub or pdf is much easier and precise. I also sketch using Paper 53, though I am not artistically talented, but I have been encouraged to explore my creative side. All of this is much easier and possible because of the Apple Pencil. I have used other styli, but they lacked. I feel it's worth getting the Pencil.
    12-14-2016 09:39 AM
  17. Momof9Blessings's Avatar
    procreate app has inspired me to draw....

    the Pencil is WHY I am staying with the iPad rather than going with a windows device (easier access to my files etc)
    muchospanish likes this.
    12-14-2016 02:31 PM
  18. Ashraf Ilman's Avatar
    Apple Pencil is the best stylus out there. Unlike the Smart Keyboard, the Apple Pencil is the iPad Pro accessory to get: it's the best, and has no viable alternatives.
    muchospanish and G.4 like this.
    12-20-2016 07:10 PM
  19. emanwis's Avatar
    I use mine almost every day at work. I'm no artist. Mine is useld mostly for note taking during meetings and for signing PDF documents emailed to me. I feel that it was well worth the money spent. I agree with the others, though, if you won't be drawing or taking notes, it may not be worth the money. Enjoy your new iPad!!
    G.4 likes this.
    12-23-2016 09:38 AM
  20. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I don't draw with mine. but I do use the  Pencil to take notes with.
    12-23-2016 10:05 AM
  21. robertk328's Avatar
    I haven't used my pencil in maybe 6 months. It's collecting dust.
    I don't have the Pro, but if I did, this would be me.
    12-23-2016 11:09 AM
  22. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    It's expensive but well worth it in my opinion.
    muchospanish likes this.
    12-25-2016 09:14 PM
  23. AppleJuiced's Avatar
    Wow thanks everyone for your responses! It looks like I also got a Apple pen on Xmas day! Next thing I need is a case to hold my Mac Pro! Does anyone know any cool cases that can hold the tablet and the pen?
    RobertP1 likes this.
    12-25-2016 10:54 PM
  24. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    Do you need a case for the iPad Pro or the Mac Pro? If you need a good case for the 12.9" iPad Pro, I have a Targus case on mine. It's a little thick but the iPad stands up good. Also I think it's got very good protection if you drop it.
    12-26-2016 10:50 AM
  25. AppleJuiced's Avatar
    Do you need a case for the iPad Pro or the Mac Pro? If you need a good case for the 12.9" iPad Pro, I have a Targus case on mine. It's a little thick but the iPad stands up good. Also I think it's got very good protection if you drop it.
    I have a iPad Pro, do you have a pic of yours? Also, is there any alternative to charging the Apple Pen without it looking awkward? Having it hang on the bottom of my Tablet makes it look like a fan or a lollipop.
    12-26-2016 10:10 PM
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