Whether you want to sketch and create art, handwrite your notes, or just doodle, the Apple Pencil is the best way to do it. And, thankfully, you don't have to pay full price at the Apple Store for one.
Even before Black Friday season kicks off next month, there are some stellar Apple Pencil deals available with as much as $29 off regular prices. No matter which iPad you are using, there's an Apple Pencil on sale for you right now.
Apple Pencil (2nd Generation) | Save $29
If you've got one of Apple's latest iPad Pro, iPad Air, or iPad mini models, the Apple Pencil 2 is the perfect accompaniment. This $29 discount is close to its best ever but it won't hang around for long. Other retails have it for $10 more.
If you own an iPad Pro or iPad Air, or just upgraded to the latest iPad mini 6, the second generation Apple Pencil is a great supplementary purchase.
The Apple Pencil 2 is different from the first model in form, function, and device compatibility. It's been refined for a more ergonomic feel and the tech inside has changed as well. This Apple Pencil charges wirelessly when it's placed atop your compatible iPad so you almost never have to worry about keeping it charged yourself.
However, for that reason, the Apple Pencil compatibility situation has changed and Apple Pencil 2 only works with the following models: iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation) and later, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) and later, iPad Air (4th generation), and iPad mini (6th generation).
With your Apple Pencil, you can draw, sketch, color, take notes, mark up documents, and so much more. It utilizes pressure-sensitive technology that's capable of registering the force and angle that it's applied at and transmits it wirelessly to your iPad for a precise digital recreation. Be sure to read our full review of the second-generation Apple Pencil for an in-depth look at this handy iPad accessory.
If you snagged Apple's 2021 iPad, or own an older iPad listed on the linked compatibility guide above, you'll want to opt for the original Apple Pencil. It's still a highly-responsive stylus that is great for drawing, handwriting, and using as a pointing device.
Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at @adamoram.
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