The second-gen Apple Pencil is one thing that sets Apple's iPad Pro devices apart from the rest of the iPad lineup. With the announcement of a new iPad Pro, many people will be looking for a deal on the intuitive stylus to pair with their shiny new device. Right now, Amazon is offering the best deal on it, dropping the price down to just $117.96. That's $11 off its regular $129 going rate and the best price we've seen on it since the holidays. If you've been holding out on buying one or you're about to pick up your first iPad Pro, now's a great time to get your hands on it. Walmart is offering the same price.

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Apple Pencil (2nd-Generation)

If you're eyeing up Apple's latest iPad Pro, now's your chance to snag an Apple Pencil to unlock its advanced drawing capabilities at a discount.

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The great news with Apple's 2020 iPad lineup is that the existing Apple Pencil 2 will still work and remains unchanged. Apple's 2nd-gen Pencil features a matte design with one flat edge, so it doesn't roll around on flat surfaces. It can also charge wirelessly when connected to the iPad Pro via magnets, eschewing the need to plug it into the iPad's port to recharge and getting rid of the end cap that was far too easy to lose on the first-gen model.

Apple Pencil is fully pressure and tilt-sensitive, which means you can press harder against the screen to get a thicker line, or tilt your Pencil against the screen to virtually "shade" in a drawing or draw calligraphic letters. The 2nd-generation model has the added benefit of one additional function, which is accessed by double-tapping the flat side of the Apple Pencil near the nib.

In most circumstances, this will trigger the eraser feature of an app, though app developers can assign a different action to the double-tap, like selecting a different artist tool, but so far, we've only seen it used to trigger the eraser in most apps other than the Notes app. In the Notes app, you can change the double-tap function to trigger switching between the current and last used tool showing the color palate, switching between the current tool and the eraser, and turning off the Apple Pencil 2. We reviewed the updated Apple Pencil on release, so take a look at that for an in-depth look at all of its features.

The second-generation Apple Pencil is compatible with 2018 iPad Pro models as well as the new 2020 iPad Pro models that are available for pre-order. If you're at all confused as to which Apple Pencil is right for you, check out our guide to iPad and Apple Pencil compatibility and take a look at our how to on using Apple Pencil to get the most out of your new accessory.

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