Apple Pencil now available online from Best Buy, set to ship next week

Those looking to get their hands on the Apple Pencil in the near future may be in luck. Big box retailer Best Buy is now selling Apple's stylus online, with shipping scheduled for next week. While the main store page for the Pencil says that shipping information is unavailable, adding it to your cart, then selecting "shipping" will show you different delivery options.

Currently, we're seeing expected deliveries of November 25 for Best Buy's free shipping option, and November 24 for Express shipping for $19.99. The Pencil itself, which requires an iPad Pro to even use, is available for $99.99, and has been in short supply ever since the launch of the iPad Pro last week.

$99.99 from Best Buy (opens in new tab)

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Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

  • If only it worked on regular iPads.
    I would pay the $130 for the pencil, but dropping $1500 total just to sketch a picture is a bit steep.
  • Yeppers. Ordered mine. Delivers on Monday. Boom!
  • Is the Apple pencil not compatible with anything else ? (except iPad Prd).... I mean if we install relevant apps on iphone can't we not use the apple pencil to draw, shade etc ???
  • It's only for the iPad pro. Sent from the iMore App
  • When I hit the link it only gives me the option to check stores. Tried it on my phone and PC. Oh well I will have a look at the Apple Store when I am at the mall today. Sent from the iMore App
  • Walked into my local BestBuy store last night and walked out with a Pencil. The guy running their Apple dept. said that the store had received 10 Pencils mid-day and that I had gotten the next to last one.
  • Question Again ::: Though the Apple Pencil is being promoted and advertised for the iPad Pro, but what if we try to use it Adobe Photoshop or any such application on the iPhone 6s plus, other iPads etc? I assume that any other stylus works with these devices, so apple pencil should also work ? (though with reduced functionalities) ??? what say ?
  • No, the Pencil doesn't work with any device other than the iPad Pro. The other devices don't have the necessary screen layer to detect the stylus.
  • So while stylus like the pencil and normal styluses work with iPhone/iPads, the apple pencil won't work coz it has special screen layer detection ?? I find this a bit weird, as to why would apple create a device worth $99 only to work with one device. People who wouldn't want to buy the iPad Pro (for whatsoever reason) can't even feel happy getting the Apple Pencil to use with apps on other iPads / iPhones. So go buy cheap / local stylus to use with Adobe Photoshop on other devices. DRATS!!!
  • They did it because it was necessary to achieve the level of accuracy and precision that they wanted. It's the same with the Surface Pro and various Wacom digitizers, the capacitive touch screen can only resolve the location of an input to a general area, about the size of a pea. I can attest that the Pencil is much more accurate than this and can be repeatably placed on the same line to continue drawing--something that I have a hard time doing with even the SP3 pen. No capacitive stylus could hope to match this level of accuracy.
  • Hmm.... understand that but I was hoping to buy the Apple Pencil for my iPhone 6s Plus. I use Lightroom and Photoshop Fix on my phone for editing and need a little more precision that what you said - size of a pea - esp. while editing faces and finer contours. :-(
    I guess have to remain happy with the general pencils OR spend double the money to buy the iPad Pro.