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rowspaxe

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Jan 29, 2010
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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?
 

spiderman0616

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Aug 1, 2010
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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.
 

DotCom2

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Feb 22, 2009
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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.
 
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bensisko

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Jul 24, 2002
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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...).
 

alphaod

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Feb 9, 2008
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My local Apple Store was very happy to provide me replacement tips when I damaged one of mine...
 

RevTEG

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Oct 28, 2012
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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. :)
 
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Brian Y

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Oct 21, 2012
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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!
 

Ries

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Apr 21, 2007
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Mine died after some months in the drawer, wouldn't charge anymore.
 

Fatyank

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Jan 20, 2008
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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. :)


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

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Jul 1, 2012
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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?
 

CPTmom2wp

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Sep 10, 2014
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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?

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

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satinsilverem2

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Nov 12, 2013
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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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