has anyone worn out an apple pencil

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  1. rowspaxe macrumors 68000

    rowspaxe

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    Hi. I have had the apple pencil for about a year and it is showing no discernible wear.
    Has anyone had an issue with pencil tip wear?
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

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    My pencil battery does not last near as long as it used to last and it is just a year old.
     
  3. kazmac macrumors 603

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    I wore out a tip about 3 months in, but did not change that pencil tip since.
     
  4. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040

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    Still haven’t worn out a tip, and I do not see any kind of wear and tear on the Pencil at all. It’s a very resilient accessory.
     
  5. darkarn macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't manage to wear mine out; accidentally lost it somehow :p

    Now on my new one, didn't wear it out too (yet)
     
  6. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

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    Funny you should post this because just yesterday I was wondering where I put the additional tip that comes with it because I was thinking I've had this same pencil for a very long time now (when they first came out) and have not had to replace the tip and the battery is just fine. So I was wondering when the tip was going to go out and so far it's been just fine.
    There are rumors of a new pencil coming out which I will probably get and keep this one since I have two iPads it can work on.
    Don't worry, it' a GREAT little long lasting device.
     
  7. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    i’ve been through a few tips and i’m on my second Pencil (apparently the Pencil doesn’t like being dropped in a puddle...).
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    My local Apple Store was very happy to provide me replacement tips when I damaged one of mine...
     
  9. RevTEG macrumors 6502

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    Ive been using the pencil since just after it launched. It took me awhile to actually find one in stock. Anyway, mine doesn't show any wear. I have worn through one tip.

    I will say this... the cap that covers the lighting charging "thingy" didn't survive my two year daughters teeth... I should have been paying better attention. lol Thankful Apple replaced it. Replaced the cap.. not the daughter. :)
     
  10. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    I've been through a couple of tips, they still work but after a while they seem to feel scratchy.

    I bought some fake ones from Ali express - much cheaper than apple's and they seem to last longer!
     
  11. Ries macrumors 68000

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    Mine died after some months in the drawer, wouldn't charge anymore.
     
  12. Fatyank macrumors regular

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    That's too funny. Made my day. Subtle humor is the best
     
  13. anthony13 macrumors regular

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    I lost my lightning cap and charging turn around ages ago. would apple replace a lost object? can you buy those?
     
  14. CPTmom2wp macrumors regular

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    I replaced the cap with a stylus tip and those can be purchased from Amazon. It really expands the usefulness of the Apple Pencil.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. anthony13 macrumors regular

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    WOW I had no idea these existed.
     
  16. satinsilverem2 macrumors 6502a

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    Ive had the Pencil for over a year and a half and am still on the original tip with moderate usage. I don't really know what it takes to wear out the tips but I cant imagine that normal usage on the screen is going to affect it all that much.
     

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