If you want to paint, sketch, write notes, or design on your iPad, there is no better tool than the Apple Pencil. Both the first- and second-generation Apple Pencil are leaps and bounds ahead of all over styluses for the iPad. Due to its amazing pressure sensitivity, fantastic palm rejection, and seamless integration into iPadOS, there's no reason not to get an Apple Pencil for your iPad this Cyber Monday.

The first-generation Apple Pencil misses some of the features that the second generation features — like the magnetic storage and inductive charging so you don't have to plug it into the Lightning port on your iPad — but that doesn't mean the first generation isn't worth getting. The newest iPad and iPad mini only work with the first-generation Apple and you can still sketch, paint, or write with excellent precision.

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Drawing in Procreate on iPad Air 3 with Apple PencilSource: iMore

The second-generation Pencil can be stored magnetically on the side of its compatible iPads: the iPad Air 4, and the 2018 and 2020 versions of the iPad Pro. Plus, it even has better responsiveness, making it the ultimate tool for all sorts of artists.

Best Cyber Monday Apple Pencil deals

Cyber Monday is shaping up to be the best time to get your hands on one, as Apple Pencil sales have already popped up! Here are the best Cyber Monday Apple Pencil deals. There's no indication that Apple wants to make another version of the Apple Pencil anytime soon, meaning snatching an Apple Pencil for Cyber Monday will ensure you have the best stylus for our iPad for the foreseeable future. If you want one of the two available versions, there are multiple places you can buy them.

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The write choice: Apple Pencil (2nd Gen)

If you have a recent iPad Pro or the newly-released iPad Air 4, 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.

$129 at Amazon
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A great deal: Apple Pencil (2nd Gen)

Jump on this amazing Verizon deal for the second-generation Apple Pencil. It's 20% off once you hit Add to Cart.

$104 at Verizon
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The original: Apple Pencil (1st Gen)

If you use an iPad mini 5, an entry-level iPad from 2018 or later, or an iPad Air 3, this is the Apple Pencil to get. However, keep in mind that you will need to charge it up via Lightning.

$95 at Amazon
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Get it from Best Buy: Apple Pencil (1st Gen)

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

$95 at Best Buy
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Head to Walmart: Apple Pencil (1st Gen)

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 Cyber Monday deals

The Apple Pencil isn't the only thing you can pick up for a discount this weekend; as we get closer and closer to Cyber Monday, 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 Cyber Monday for you.

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