iPad Pro Pencil nib

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by jimnaze, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. jimnaze macrumors newbie


    Jun 28, 2015
    At what point do you change nibs? I've had for two days and my tip has turned black/blue. I don't want it wearing to a point that it scratches screen.
  2. JeffMorse macrumors regular

    May 12, 2010
    I can't answer your question, but I did drop my pencil today and mashed the tip flat. I called Apple and after a bunch of checking around they are sending 2 new nibs for about $20, including shipping.
  3. A.R.E.A.M. macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2015
    Los Angeles, California
    did you call a local store or did you speak to someone at a central call center?

    extra tips are certainly good to have.


    how did your tip change colors?
  4. JeffMorse macrumors regular

    May 12, 2010
    I called 800-MyApple
  5. MikhailT macrumors 601

    Nov 12, 2007
    2 nibs for 20$, 10 dollars per nib? They must be joking? I'm hoping it is two packs that includes 4 nibs or something, there is no way it should cost 20$ for just two. That's just freaking insane considering how much people would be using the pencil daily.
  6. Mike Delta macrumors 6502

    Mike Delta

    Sep 12, 2014
  7. JeffMorse macrumors regular

    May 12, 2010
    Not quite guys. The nibs were $5.90 each. The shipping was nearly as much as the nibs.
  8. MikhailT macrumors 601

    Nov 12, 2007
    I'm not sure that's any better, it costs 6$ to ship 2 tiny nibs or did you pay for overnight? Can you take pictures of the nibs when you get them? I cannot fathom 6$ per nib plus 6$ shipping. That's still crazy. A pack of 4 nibs for 10$ is the most reasonable price. It cost a few bucks to ship a very lightweight product, I've shipped several pounds for less than 10$.

    If MS can do it for their nibs, Apple should be near it.
  9. JeffMorse macrumors regular

    May 12, 2010
    Well, I see why shipping was so expensive...

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  10. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

    Nov 7, 2013
    HAHAHAHAHAHA.... Reminds me of some of the Audi online retailers... $15 shipping on a $2 o-ring, in a box big enough to fit a car tire (slight exaggeration).
  11. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    You get a spare so why order them ??

    As for when to replace.. When it wears which you will notice.
  12. veryangrybirds macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2011
    LMAO hilarious ...
  13. JeffMorse macrumors regular

    May 12, 2010
    Maybe you didn't read my original post...
  14. MikhailT macrumors 601

    Nov 12, 2007
    That's really sad.

    Why do I have a feeling your Apple rep tore these from existing pencil packaging, put it in the zip and sent it to you himself manually. I think Apple simply has not started the production of nib replacement packs. Hopefully, when they reveal it in a few months alongside USB 3.0 cables for iPad Pro, these will be cheaper to buy.
  15. JeffMorse macrumors regular

    May 12, 2010
    I suspect you're pretty much right on. The nibs aren't even officially in the system yet, except as warranty replacement parts I think.
  16. 3goldens macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    very non environmental for a company that "supposedly" takes their corporate position on environment seriously!
  17. spinstorm macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2007
    I don't know how your nib would change colour after 2 days?!

    Unless your keeping it in a very dirty location that can stain plastic.

    I imagine that the nibs are not going to wear out anytime soon unless you press hard all the time when using the pencil or your an artist who uses it every day most of the day. I feel that the 2 nibs you get as standard are meant to last the lifetime of the iPad pro (unless you physically damaged the nibs by dropping/crushing etc).

    I have a tempered glass protector on my pro and it works exactly the same as without.

    The only issue I had was because the glass is so large I got some dirty around the edges on the iPad that I could not remove without throwing it away, but they are nowhere near The display so I am happy with it.
  18. MikhailT macrumors 601

    Nov 12, 2007
    Most likely manufacturing defects, it happens all the time.
  19. SchneiderMan macrumors G3


    May 25, 2008
    Since when does Apple charge reasonably for its products?
  20. munishp macrumors member


    Nov 16, 2015
    Just to add to this conversation..my nib has also gone off colour. Does actually look slightly blue too and not sure how it has got like that.
  21. dalcorn1 macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    I dropped my pencil this morning and it arrowed straight to the floor like a lawn dart and flattened the nib. Remembered there was a spare in the box but not where I'd put it and thus had mad panic trying to find it before work. Forgot there was a lightning connector in there too. Instant better mood when I'd got it though
  22. maxsix Suspended


    Jun 28, 2015
    Western Hemisphere
    While it's not always easy to do, I'd say patience is the key since Apple does seem to be a bit unprepared to sell and service their magical pencil. The ones we have at work all look ratty, off colored misshapen nibs and all. Apple promises replacements but we're still waiting. Good thing these iPP's aren't our primary devices. Especially considering the artists using them are babying the heck out of the pencils and they still look like they've been tossed about.

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