Should You Sharpen The Apple Pencil Using A Pencil Sharpener? No – Video

Uzair Ghani
Posted 11 months ago

The Apple Pencil requires a fair amount of force before it can break, which means Cupertino’s accessory for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is quite durable to say the least. Keeping that in mind, one YouTuber went the extra mile to find out what would happen if you sharpen an Apple Pencil inside an industrial grade pencil sharpener. As you can already guess by now, the results are brutal and you can check them out right here.

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As ever, the video was created by the one and only TechRax, famous for putting devices through a wide variety of miserable situations that are sure to break them down at some point with today’s video being no different at all.

As you can see from the video, the pencil sharpener did manage to do quite a lot of damage to the Apple Pencil. But at the end of the video, you can clearly see that the Apple Pencil did manage to break the pencil sharpener as well, rendering it absolutely useless.

The bottom line is absolutely a no-brainer – do not sharpen your Apple Pencil at any cost. Just don’t do it!


The Apple Pencil is an interesting take on the stylus and has a bunch of great features under the hood. For instance, the accessory is pressure sensitive and has absolutely zero lag when used in conjunction with the iPad Pro, making it an ideal tool for designers to utilize.

Since the Apple Pencil is a very thin and portable device on its own, therefore a user is required to charge it by connecting it to the Lightning port of the iPad Pro itself, which, quite frankly, is a disaster waiting to happen in a lot of different situations. If you’re an iPad Pro + Apple Pencil user, then we suggest that you protect your investment in every way possible. After all, the Apple Pencil does come with a hefty price tag of $99, which isn’t cheap at all by any means.

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The ideal thing to do while charging the Apple Pencil is by leaving the accessory itself along with the iPad Pro on an absolutely flat surface where you know nothing can go wrong. Little bumps and dings is something which you would want to avoid at all costs.

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