iPad Pro Who's been using the aPencil without screen protection?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by 2macORnot2mac, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. 2macORnot2mac macrumors regular


    May 14, 2010
    Has anyone been using the apple pencil without any screen protection?
    I'm mainly interested in if you've been using it outside the house and for about a year or more.
    Any scratches?
  2. David58117 macrumors 65816

    Jan 24, 2013
    I used it like that on the first gen 12.9 and 9.7.

    I've never had an issue or any scratches.
  3. RobinInOR macrumors 6502a


    Sep 14, 2014
    Never used a screen protector on any of my ipads. Ive been using the pencil at least 4 hrs day at work for a year on my 12.9 and no scratches traveled a bit with it too, no problems
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I would just advise to keep the display clean regularly with a microfiber cloth and wipe the Pencil Tip every so often, which can collect debris as well.
  5. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    I used my 9.7 Pro without one and managed to scratch it while sketching. I keep my stuff very clean, so it must have just been a small piece of grit that caused it. I added a glass protector after that. When I upgraded to the 10.5, I didn't use my pencil at all until I had another glass protector installed. Scratches drive me nuts.
  6. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    It’s fine. Zero issues. It’s what each was made for.
  7. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    I've been using the Apple Pencil on a 1st gen 12.9 Pro for 17 months without a screen protector... no problems, no scratches.
  8. chevelleguy3 macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2013
    Mckinney, TX
    I've been using my 9.7" IPP with the Apple Pencil with no screen protector and haven't had any issues. I also keep my screen and pencil clean.
  9. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    Here's some helpful advice...
  10. RevTEG macrumors 6502a


    Oct 28, 2012
    San Jose, Ca
    I bought the Gen one 12.9 on launch day. It took me a couple months to find the Apple Pencil in stock. I would estimate that I have about 1.5 years using the pencil without a screen protector. I use the pencil for note taking and marking up PDF's. Zero scratches.

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