Someone stole my pencil cap...WTF?

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  1. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

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    I went to pick up food. I come back to my desk and the cap from my pencil is gone....But the pencil is still there.

    WTF?!
     
  2. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    Practical joke? And where did you leave the Pencil, and why would you leave the Pencil? My parents always taught me to never leave my Pencils unattended! Except in those days they were pencils, not Pencils.

    Sorry for your loss. I wonder if Apple have replacements. :)
     
  3. Dammit Cubs thread starter macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

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    It looks so weird with the connector sticking out. I'm checking around my cube. I wonder if it came off during charging and i forgot to put it back on but I was pretty anal about the cap. I just took the lightning port to lightning port adapter as my replacement cap for the time being. Looks retarded.

    I'm hoping that Apple does make replacement caps...probably will cost an arm and a leg
     
  4. Dammit Cubs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Found it...it rolled over to a different cube and it was in the corner.

    Whew. Nevermind for this topic.
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I was thinking that is what might have happened. I'm sure you won't be the only one this happens to. Glad you found it.
     
  6. yicaiweng macrumors member

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    take the hint, the cap wants to leave u lol
     
  7. Apollonian macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah trust me these are going to just fall off, I wonder if we will be able to order just the caps.
     
  8. Dammit Cubs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I think that this basically means i should accept the ultimate fate.
     
  9. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    Just stick your pencil cap on the top bezel of the iPad while charging and you will remember to put it back on right after.
     
  10. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    I like that your first thought was to post about it instead of search for it.
     
  11. mi7chy, Nov 18, 2015
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    mi7chy macrumors 68040

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    Why didn't Apple tether the cap to the pen so it's not easily lost or design it without cap and self retracting?

    [​IMG]
     
  12. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    Because that doesn't have the Apple aesthetic now, does it?
     
  13. garyleecn macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, i doubt if most average people would notice it's not an actual pencil....
     
  14. mi7chy macrumors 68040

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    You prefer paying for a new $99 pencil since there are no cap replacements?
     
  15. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    That remains to be seen, surely?
     
  16. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    Watch this vid
     
  17. judahde macrumors member

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    I too lost the cap in the office and went crazy looking for it. Problem was it was in my pants pocket, so I couldn't understand how I had lost it.

    Retraced my steps and found it under a table. :D Turns out that the Pencil is just long enough that if I put it in my pants pocket with the pointy end in first, the cap rubs against the top of the pocket. So, it can catch the edge of the pants pocket and pop off. Not good.

    Some enterprising soul in China is going to start selling bags of 5 spare pen caps for $9.99.
     
  18. masotime macrumors 68000

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    The Pencil makes no sense in all its non-sketching characteristics.
    • Why have a cap at the end which you can't cover the tip when charging?
    • Why not add some electronics to make the cap more useful, like being able to use it as an eraser or adding a push-switch so you can make a custom toggle event?
    • Why is there no mechanism to make it easier to prevent it from being lost?
    I love how it works, but not how it charges or stores...
     
  19. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    Apple pencil cap = the new Jack in the box Antenna Ball...
     
  20. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    My crystal ball: 6 months from now, we will see 90% of Apple Pencil in use without caps.
     
  21. maflynn Moderator

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    I think that's going to be the downside of apple's pencil design. I've seen some other articles or reviews stating that in all likelihood the cap is going to go missing in the course of time
     
  22. joefrank64k macrumors regular

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    Agreed!! Hopefully there will be cheap Chinese replacements (or tethered caps) soon :)
     
  23. Ecoh macrumors 6502a

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    Someone should start manufacturing silicon cap tethers for the Pencil. A bag of 3 for $15.00.:D
     
  24. tekchic macrumors 65816

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    Apple *really* needs to sell replacement caps and tips. Not sure how long (for the busy artists) each tip is supposed to last yet. Also wish it had just a normal cap to cover the pencil tip when in storage/transport.
     
  25. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    That, with a magnet to stick to the tethering point on the Smart Cover.
     

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