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The best Apple Pencil deals for 2020

The best Apple Pencil Black Friday deals
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Apple Pencil deals are hard to come by, but that's not to say they don't exist. You just need to know where to look. If you are in the market for an Apple Pencil, then you've come to the right place to get one at a knock-down price. If there's nothing that takes your fancy today, then it's worth bookmarking this page and checking back, particularly around the run up to Amazon Prime Day, when we're expecting to see more sales.

In today's climate, with more and more of the global population forced to work from home, you might find yourself needing to invest in some new kit. If an Apple Pencil is among that kit list, these deals will help you save some cash.

During last year's biggest retail event, Black Friday, we saw savings of up to $20 off on the first generation Apple Pencil, and $10 off the second generation model. These aren't huge savings, but to be honest, when it comes to Apple Pencils deals, we'll take what we can get. Read on to discover the best deals available right now on the Apple Pencil.

Apple Pencil deals: 1st-generation

Apple Pencil (1st-gen): £89 £69.99 at ebay
Save £19:
This is a pretty impressive saving on a brand new Apple Pencil (first generation). This is the lowest price we've seen on an Apple Pencil, but it has almost gone so act quickly.

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Apple Pencil deals: 2nd-generation

Apple Pencil (2nd-gen): $129.99 $119.50 at Amazon
Save $10: This is a classic Apple Pencil deal from Amazon, and sees you saving $10 on the latest Apple Pencil. It's not to sniffed it, so grab it while you can.

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What devices do Apple Pencils work on?

Apple Pencil has two styluses in its portfolio, the Apple Pencil 1 and Apple Pencil 2 (inspired names, we know). The first generation Pencil was released in November 2015 and is compatible with 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 and iPad (6th and 7th generation – including the new 10.2-inch model). 

The second generation Apple Pencil was released in November 2018 and is compatible with the iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) and the iPad Pro 11-inch.

If you're not sure which one you need or want, see our Apple Pencil 1 vs Apple Pencil 2 article. 

How much is an Apple Pencil?

The Apple Pencil 1 from the Apple shop will set you back $99/£89, and the Apple Pencil 2 $129/£119. As we mentioned above, it's super-rare to see any significant discounts on either of these, although Amazon regularly knocks £10 off the first gen Apple Pencil. Apple itself is unlikely to offer discounts. 

What is the Apple Pencil used for?

Image: Malika Favre and Sarah Clifford for Apple

Image: Malika Favre and Sarah Clifford for Apple

The Apple Pencil is a versatile digital stylus pen that lets you take notes, sketch ideas, create illustrations and paintings, edit spreadsheets, annotate or mark up documents and more. 

Voted, unsurprisingly, number one in our round up of the best iPad styluses, the Apple Pencil is arguably the most incredible consumer stylus ever designed. It’s fantastic to use, with pressure and tilt sensitivity making it quick and easy to sketch ideas on the best iPad Pro apps, create stunning images, take notes and more.

What’s in the box?

An Apple Pencil
A Lightning adapter
An extra tip

The Apple Pencil operates like a traditional pencil, letting you vary line weight, create realistic and subtle shading, and produce a wide range of artistic effects with impressive accuracy. Drawing feels natural, with no lag to ruin the illusion – and setup is incredibly easy. Just pop the cap off to reveal a Lightning connector, and plug it into your iPad Pro. (That's also how you charge the first-gen Pencil, the second one you just attach to the side of your iPad and it does the work for you). 

The Apple Pencil works with a range of art and design iOS apps including various apps in the Adobe Creative Cloud  suite, Sketch, Procreate, Affinity Photo and more.

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