iPad Pro Has anyone broken their pencil yet?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Rogifan, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    Gizmodo, The Verge among others made fun of charging the Pencil via the iPP (even though it does come with an adapter). One of the memes was how easy it would be to break the Pencil charging via iPP. So have any Pencil owners here broken their pencil charging it that way? I'll admit my adapter is still in the box, I've never used it. It's much more convenient to plug into iPP when it needs some juice. the cap lays perfectly on the magnetic part of the bezel so I never worry about losing it. I think the complaints about Pencil charging were totally overblown.
  2. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    You know someone will claim it broke in the port and then there will be "pencil gate". In truth anything can happen. My friend got a brand new 6s+ not even a week old. Over the weekend it slipped from his hand, hitting the floor on the corner and cracking the glass. He was going to get a case but broke it first. My wife dropped my iPad on the cement on the corner with a case, cracking the screen.
  3. amjustice macrumors 6502


    Jun 25, 2007
    Naperville, IL
    No I even thought I lost mine and found it outside after a huge rainstorm. Worked fine!
  4. A.R.E.A.M. macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2015
    Los Angeles, California
    no. i am on my second pencil tip (launch day pencil)
  5. MaloCS macrumors regular

    Aug 11, 2011
    I purchased the Pencil on launch day (received it a week later) and have used it almost every day since. I've charged it via the adapter as well as the Lightning port without any issues. So far, knock on wood, the Pencil is going strong and operating at the same efficiency as when I first got it. I'm very happy with this product.
  6. xraydoc macrumors 604


    Oct 9, 2005
    I've seen a couple people here who've posted that they've broken theirs by bending it back while charging in their iPads, though for each I recall the situation being somewhat unusual (like someone's kid jumping in their lap while it had the Pencil attached).

    I suspect the number of broken Pencils due to anything other than a forceful impact (apt to break something no matter what) is pretty low.
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Have not seen my pencil lately . . . used it a day and now it is hiding from me.
  8. James.K.Polk macrumors 6502a


    Aug 31, 2015
    The tip of mine (gold part inside included) was slightly askew from nothing over than being carrier in a pen-sleeve in a backpack. Luckily it was within in the 14 day return period, I explained the issue, and got a new one. Now I carry it in the box, which feels dorky...

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