Whether it's the first- or second-generation model, the Apple Pencil is the best stylus you can get for any iPad. In fact, only other one you should consider is the Logitech Crayon, and that's only because it's much less expensive. From pressure sensitivity, class-leading palm rejection, and tight integration with iPadOS, the Apple Pencil outstrips any other iPad stylus on the market.

iPad Pro 2020 Apple Pencil Batman HeroSource: Rene Ritchie / iMore

While the first-generation Apple Pencil doesn't have the excellent magnetic storage and inductive charging of the more recent version (alas, it still needs to stick out of the Lightning port on an appropriately-equipped iPad to charge), it's still a very capable stylus, and the only one that works with the iPad 2021. Conversely, Apple Pencil 2 can be stored magnetically on the side of its compatible iPads, the iPad Air 4, iPad Pro, and the new iPad mini 6.

This Black Friday will be the best time to get your hands on one, and some sales are already beginning on both generations of Apple Pencil. Here are the best Black Friday Apple Pencil deals that you can find right now. And don't forget to check out more Black Friday Apple deals while you're at it!

Black Friday Apple Pencil deals

Apple doesn't seem to be in a hurry to update the Apple Pencil. In any case, if you want to use one, you'll need one of the two versions currently on sale. And while there aren't many deals live just yet, there are some discounts available on both the first and second-generation stylus.

Apple Pencil 2

The write choice: Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)

If you've got a recent iPad Pro, the iPad Air 4, or the brand new iPad mini 6, this is the Apple Pencil you need to get. It's charged inductively, magnetically attaches to your iPad, and supports a customizable double-tap gesture on its flat side.

Apple Pencil

The original: Apple Pencil (first generation)

If you use an entry-level iPad this is the Apple Pencil to get. However, keep in mind that you will need to charge it up via Lightning.

$95 at Amazon
Apple Pencil

Get it from Best Buy: Apple Pencil (first generation)

Best Buy also has the first-generation Apple Pencil available. It's available strictly as an online order, or for in-store pickup at several Best Buy locations.

$100 at Best Buy
Apple Pencil

Head to Walmart: Apple Pencil (first generation)

If you prefer to buy from someplace other than Amazon, Walmart has the first-generation Apple Pencil available at a discount, too.

$95 at Walmart

More Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals

As we get closer and closer to Black Friday, we're bound to see more deals on a wide range of products, from electronics to kitchen appliances. We'll be on the lookout for the best deals around, so be sure to check back to find the best Black Friday deals for you.

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