Apple Pencil Lost

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  1. timshundo, May 2, 2016
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    timshundo macrumors regular

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    I don't lose personal belongings a lot in my life which makes losing my Apple Pencil barely a month in sting quite a bit. I had it in hand at work, fidgeting with the cap as usual and I don't know where it went after that. It's annoying because I was beginning to treat it like any other pencil I've ever drawn with... which I guess includes the habit of not being able to hang on to any one writing utensil for more than a few weeks at a time.

    And it's not like I can just borrow a pencil from whomever's sitting next to me to finish my [digital iPad] drawing. I thought I could get away with carrying around JUST an iPad everywhere I go for all my creative needs without the added space/weight of my drawing notebook, and maybe save a tree here and there (I use up way too much paper). It irks me... in a cosmic sense. And now if it doesn't show up I'll need to go buy another $100 pencil, though I probably wont because you can beat good ol' pen & paper which is almost completely FREE.

    I shouldn't be trying to blame my irresponsibility on Apple though. Regular pen & paper has been working for EONS and it's my fault for thinking digital technology was at a reasonable point financially to replace it. :oops:

    Though as someone currently looking at the prospects of replacing his car with a fully electric vehicle, this serves as a good lesson: wait for the technology to mature before spending large amounts of money on a bundle of compromises. Is my current car in perfect working condition? Yes. Can it get me from SF to LA without making an hour-long stop in the middle to charge it's "fuel?" Yes. Will electric vehicles be in a much better place price/functionality-wise when my current car is ready to croak? Yes. (Sorry environment :/)

    Who knows, maybe eventually Apple pencil will be able to operate without a battery, removing the need for charging as well as the lightning port at the end, lowering it's cost and coming in a pack of three for a more reasonable purchase. Or maybe eventually the iPad will be able to do ALL the processing work required for stylus-based input and glass will be so scratch-proof that we'll be able to use whatever pointed utensil we want for drawing! Until then though, Pen & Paper it is.

    (sorry for such a ramble)
     
  2. Steeley macrumors regular

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    If you haven't already, shoot an email to all the staff at work asking them to keep an eye out for it. If you find it or replace it it might be worth buying a case with a slot for the pencil, or adding a clip to it from another pen. Good luck!
     
  3. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Tough luck

    Problem with it not being cheap either. I keep mine on a magnet so I know chances are I won't lose it if it's on my iPad
     
  4. timshundo, May 2, 2016
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    timshundo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Luckly it's a small company who doesn't mind doing a clean sweep of the office for it tomorrow while I'm out of town, though it's been missing since Wed. I don't have to worry about anyone there stealing it either, haha.
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    What kind of magnet? I know the pencil would lightly stick to edge of the iPad as accidental functionality but it wasn't anywhere strong enough to stay on while walking around with it by my side.
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    Oh man there are so many different solutions to this problem on Amazon. If I'd only known that a week ago...

     
  5. sjleworthy, May 2, 2016
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    sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    Mine has a magnetic sleeve for sticking tightly to the ipad bezel, and a nifty cap holder too. image.jpeg
     
  6. rowspaxe macrumors 68000

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    All this losing the pencil angst. If a hundred dollars re-arranges your life--stay away from cars
     
  7. Steeley macrumors regular

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    If $100 isn't anything to you perhaps you can gift it to the OP. No?
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    i'd be upset if I lost an item that cost 100 dollars and yes, I have a car.
     
  9. DJTaurus macrumors 65816

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    Purchase link for the cap holder please?
     
  10. trominger, May 2, 2016
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  11. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Who permanently misplaces their car? Sure, you can forget where you parked but eventually you find it one way or another. Your analogy doesn't line up with reality.

    And, yes, $100 isn't thousands of dollars, but $100 pencil or any basic input device is pricey. It's all relative. Comparing a house to an office building or a pencil to a car is nonsense. I'd be bummed if I lost a $100 too. Maybe if I was able to bill out at $2000+ an hour, not so much, but that's not my case.
     
  12. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    We NEED Apple Pencil 2.0

    #1. Beeps when you move the ipad Pro and leave it behind well the iPad beeps, Keep in mind my Samsung Note 5 has this feature on its cheap stylus.
    #2. Squeeze pressure sensitive button the hard you squeeze the Apple pencil it can slow down or drop more ink or trigger an erase feature just by squeezing it not pressing down.
    #3. Internal color chaniging LED
    #4. Wireless inductive charging and cradle if I have ever seen a case for wireless charging it the Apple pencil.
    #5. Varierty of 3rd party Tips with different softness or hardness
     
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  14. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    that's what happens... Apple wants to use Bluetooth, that's fine, but attach the pencil by a string or something to the device permanently otherwise it will get lose, or figure out some other way. (if there is another way that is)

    Neat,, never knew they existed.... actually the entire pencil should be glow in the dark, not just the cap.
     
  15. rowspaxe macrumors 68000

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    He said he is buying a new car--so he must have some money. And I will be subsidizing that car through my taxes--so i hope he doesn't misplace it
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    Sorry Captain Literal, but anyone whose owned a car knows there are hundreds of dollars of unexpected expenses during the course of a year. I think most made the connection
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    Maybe not
     
  16. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    I took it as written. No matter what comparing a $100 computer accessory pencil to a car is absurd.

    And cars (I own one daily driver and one 1970 Olds as a hobby/collectible, and owned about 8 in my lifetime, so I have experience there) do not necessarily cost hundreds of dollars of unexpected expenses. Maybe if you own a classic or junker. But new and CPO cars come with decent warranties these days, even budget models. A basic oil change is $20 per year or 10K miles, whichever comes first, and that isn't an unexpected cost. Neither is gas or electricity costs to fuel it.

    So I think you are chasing the wrong question to custom fit your answer.
     
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    Makes me glad my mom bought me $50 pens for school. Got me in the habit of religiously keeping track of my pens. :D
     
  19. maflynn Moderator

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    No, trust me, I would. A hundred dollars is expensive.
     
  20. SurajP macrumors newbie

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    I am not sure whether you guys are aware of it or not.

    But Yes, You can find your Apple Pencil using Bluetooth Finder app on your iPad. Check out how to do it: https://www.megebyte.com/how-to-find-lost-apple-pencil/
     
  21. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    Just found this combo pack on Amazon... Cozy tethers for the cap, the charging adapter and the nib cover for $6.99 USD. It doesn't solve the lost Apple Pencil dilemma, but will solve the lost parts issue.

    https://www.amazon.com/Cozy-Industr...F8&qid=1501583591&sr=8-1&keywords=pencil+cozy

    BTW, I've got a couple of their MagSafe adapter cozy connectors that I've had and used regularly on my rMBP chargers... reliable stuff.
     
  22. ectospheno macrumors member

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    The pencil becoming lost has nothing to do with the pencil. Until you fix the actual problem you'll just lose the second one as well.
     

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