Should you buy an Apple Pencil on Black Friday?

Apple Pencil 1 and 2 in X shape
Apple Pencil 1 and 2 in X shape (Image credit: iMore)

Should you buy an Apple Pencil on Black Friday?

Yes, you should pick up an Apple Pencil on Black Friday. It's one of the best times of the year to get one thanks to the Black Friday Apple Pencil deals that you're bound to find in the coming days. The first-generation Apple Pencil works with iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st and 2nd generation), iPad Pro 9.7-inch and 10.5-inch, iPad Air 3, iPad (6th, 7th, and 8th), and iPad mini 5. The second-generation Apple Pencil works with the iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd and 4th generation), iPad Pro 11-inch (1st and 2nd generation), and iPad Air 4.Apple Pencil (1st Gen) from $95 at Amazon (opens in new tab)Apple Pencil (1st Gen) from $100 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)Apple Pencil (1st Gen) from $95 at Walmart (opens in new tab)Apple Pencil (2nd Gen) from $129 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)Apple Pencil (2nd Gen) from $129 at Walmart (opens in new tab)

One of the best accessories to get for your iPad

There are sure to be some great Black Friday Apple Pencil deals coming up, so there's no better time to purchase an Apple Pencil for your iPad. But why Apple Pencil? It's simply the best stylus that you can get for your iPad, no matter which model you're using.

With Apple Pencil, you're getting pinpoint accuracy with the fine tip, so it's easier than ever before to write and draw, right on your iPad. It is also sensitive to pressure and tilt, so you can adjust the line weight and size, go for more subtle shading, and many more artistic effects, without having to lift the Apple Pencil from the screen. And don't worry about your palm messing you up, because there is also built-in palm rejection. The only flaws about the 1st-generation Apple Pencil is that it charges via Lightning, it has a glossy finish, and it's cylindrical, so it may roll off a table. It also doesn't attach magnetically, but it has a much wider range of compatibility with older iPads.

With the 2nd-generation Apple Pencil, you are getting the same features as its predecessor, but it attaches magnetically to your iPad and charges up wirelessly. You can also double-tap the Apple Pencil to change drawing tools, and the flat side provides a better grip and prevents rolling off of flat surfaces.

Which iPads work with the 1st-generation Apple Pencil?

iPad Pro 9.7-inch with 1st-gen Apple Pencil

iPad Pro 9.7-inch with 1st-gen Apple Pencil (Image credit: iMore)

While the 1st-generation Apple Pencil doesn't have as many cool new features as the new Apple Pencil, it has a much wider range of compatibility with older iPads. Here's the full list of iPads that work with the 1st-generation Apple Pencil:

  • iPad (6th, 7th, and 8th generation)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st and 2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch

Which iPads work with the 2nd-generation Apple Pencil?

iPad Pro 2020 Apple Pencil Batman Hero

iPad Pro 2020 Apple Pencil Batman Hero (Image credit: iMore)

If you have a newer iPad, then you're going to want the latest and greatest Apple Pencil to go along with it. These iPads are compatible with the 2nd-generation Apple Pencil:

  • iPad Air (4th generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd and 4th generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (1st and 2nd generation)

Why buy Apple Pencil on Black Friday?

Apple Pencil

Apple Pencil (Image credit: iMore)

The Apple Pencil doesn't go on sale very often. So if you are looking for the best price, then you probably won't get it for anything lower than what you'll find with Black Friday Apple Pencil deals. While the discounts may not be as steep as you'd like, we're sure the Black Friday Apple Pencil deals will be better than what you'll find year-round, so keep checking.

And if the price of Apple Pencil is still just too much, there are many other great Apple Pencil alternatives out there too, which you should also see some Black Friday deals on. And don't forget to check out some other Apple Black Friday deals if you want to save a few bucks here and there!