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Snag an Apple Pencil at its best price ever and complete your iPad experience

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iPad Pro 2020 Apple Pencil Batman Hero (Image credit: iMore)

If you upgraded your iPad during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you owe it to yourself to pick up an Apple Pencil. The Apple Pencil is a perfect complement to the latest iPad models (opens in new tab). Whether you like going hands-on with your documents and taking notes or if you're an artist who's dreaming up the first digital piece you're going to create, the possibilities are endless with an Apple Pencil.

Just in time for the holidays, Amazon is offering a discount on both the first- and second-generation Apple Pencil for a limited time; you can pick up the latest, second-generation Apple Pencil on sale for $99 (opens in new tab), its best-ever price, or grab the first Apple Pencil for $79.99 (opens in new tab). These are some of the best Apple Pencil deals of all time, saving you up to $30.

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Change how you use your iPad with the Apple Pencil. This stylus lets you use your iPad as a notepad, a canvas, or a drawing board for all of your ideas. Amazon is offering up to $30 off its regular price for a limited time.

Apple's 2nd-gen Pencil features a matte design with one flat edge, so it doesn't roll around on flat surfaces. It can also charge wirelessly when connected to the iPad Pro via magnets, eschewing the need to plug it into the iPad's port to recharge and getting rid of the end cap that was far too easy to lose on the first-gen model.

Apple Pencil is fully pressure and tilt-sensitive, which means you can press harder against the screen to get a thicker line, or tilt your Pencil against the screen to virtually "shade" in a drawing or draw calligraphic letters. The 2nd-generation model has the added benefit of one additional function, which is accessed by double-tapping the flat side of the Apple Pencil near the nib.

In most circumstances, this will trigger the eraser feature of an app, though app developers can assign a different action to the double-tap, like selecting a different artist tool, but so far, we've only seen it used to trigger the eraser in most apps other than the Notes app. In the Notes app, you can change the double-tap function to trigger switching between the current and last used tool showing the color palate, switching between the current tool and the eraser, and turning off the Apple Pencil 2. We reviewed the updated Apple Pencil on release, so take a look at that for an in-depth look at all of its features.

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Apple Pencil (1st Generation) (opens in new tab)

Apple's first-gen Pencil can be picked up at close to a $20 discount via Amazon making that the best place to buy it currently. This is one of the best prices we've seen all year.

The second-generation Apple Pencil is compatible with 2018 iPad Pro models (opens in new tab) as well as the new 2020 iPad Pro models (opens in new tab) that are available now. If you're at all confused as to which Apple Pencil is right for you, check out our guide to iPad and Apple Pencil compatibility and take a look at our how to on using Apple Pencil to get the most out of your new accessory.

Alex is a recent graduate from the University of North Florida with a background in sales and merchandising. When he’s not hunting down the next great deals to post on Thrifter, he can be found posting music on his Soundcloud page and working on his eBay business.