The original Apple Pencil has come a long way since it first launched. It's still a great stylus thanks to its compatibility with most iPads released in the last couple of years years. And while there are many Apple Pencil alternatives out there, including some great lower cost options, nothing has really managed to take its place as the best stylus for iPad that you can get right now.
It turns out, our thoughts on the Apple Pencil from its initial launch hold up all of these years later. Check out our hand-drawn first look of the original Pencil below and be sure to check out our full Apple Pencil review as well.
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Still the best
Still great years later
The original Apple Pencil, thanks to its compatibility with most iPads released in the last few years, is till the iPad stylus to get for most people. Features palm rejection, pressure, and tilt support for a class-leading writing and drawing experience.
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