iPad Pro Pencil - Incredible tip wear?

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  1. seggy macrumors member

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    I lost my first Pencil on the first day of getting it before I'd actually even had a chance to use it. I had to wait, what, two months? for another one. So I get this and a day of portage and an hour of writing later my tip's noticeably degraded, like it's actually got very, very small bits of plastic hanging off the tip like I'd taken a cheese grater to it.

    I plan to pop into a Store for a replacement but I'm assuming they're like gold dust right now. Anyone else had similar issues? I only ink in bursts, and I've used the same Thinkpad Wacom stylus for years, and similarly my VAIO Duo/Canvas and Surface N-trig pens haven't needed a tip change yet.
     
  2. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    Constant useage for a couple of months here - the condition is as perfect as the day it was opened :)
     
  3. seggy thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry, should have added a date factor to the question: I was also wondering if it was a formulation change to resolve the lead time now that reviewers have stopped writing about it... A friend of mine with one from release like you looks to be fine, I brushed her tip :rolleyes: and it didn't feel as rough as mine.
     
  4. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    Thats a most cynical paranoic line of reasoning my friend. Apple wouldnt change their manufacture methods in this way so soon on, if ever at all. I suspect you might have a dodgy or defective batch product.
     
  5. seggy thread starter macrumors member

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    Let's hope so. I'll get down to the Store when I can. Well, if anyone else with a recent acquisition can chime in it'd be good.
     
  6. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    I too would be concerned if my wife's tip was rougher than mine. ;)
     

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