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Apple Pencil Black Friday: What to expect in 2020

The best Apple Pencil Black Friday deals
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Black Friday 2019 is now over, and there were some decent, although not mind-blowing deals on the Apple Pencil this year. As Apple Pencil discounts are pretty rare, it's even more exciting when they do come up. And as we did for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019, we'll be ready to offer you up the best Apple Pencil Black Friday 2020 deals just as soon as they start to roll in. It's worth bookmarking this page and checking back.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday were big events in 2019, with most retailers getting in on the action. There were no huge money savings on the Apple Pencil, but there were plenty of deals shaving a bit of money off here and there, and to be honest, when it comes to Apple Pencils deals, we'll take what we can get.

For Black Friday 2020, we'll be searching the deals available and collating our advice to help you get the best Apple Black Friday deals. If you fancy picking up a different Apple product at a bargain price then make sure you bookmark our Apple Cyber Monday deals post. We'll be updating that hub with all the best offers on iPads, MacBooks and more. 

But stay with us here for all things Apple Pencil.

The best Apple Pencil Cyber Monday deals

This year was better than usual in terms of Apple Pencil Cyber Monday deals, with savings of up to $20 off on the first generation Apple Pencil, and $10 off the second generation model. Nothing massive to shout about, but still enough to buy yourself lunch with your savings. You can see 2019's best Apple Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals below.

Apple Pencil Cyber Monday: 1st-generation

Apple Pencil (1st-gen): £89 £72.46 at ebay
Save £16.50:
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 it'll pay to get there quickly.

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Apple Pencil (1st-gen): $99.99 $79.99 at Amazon
Save $20:
This is an unusually impressive saving from Amazon on the 1st-gen Pencil, and the lowest price we've seen on the model. Perfect for note-taking and digital art, it's precise and super-light. We recommend snapping this one up.
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Apple Pencil (1st-gen): $99 $94.99 including free 4 month Apple Music subscription at Best Buy
Save $5:
A nice little saving, PLUS a handy four months Apple music subscription thrown in. The 1st-gen Pencil is precise, fluid and perfect for note-taking, digital art and more. It weighs just 20.7 grams – an impressive piece of tech!
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Below are more Apple Pencil (1st-gen) deals.

Apple Pencil Black Friday: Second-generation

Apple Pencil (2nd-gen): $129.99 $119.99 at Amazon
Save $10: This is a classic Apple Pencil Black Friday 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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Apple Pencil (2nd-gen): $129.99 $119.99 plus three four months of Apple Music at Best Buy
Save $10:
A pretty tidy saving plus free Apple music for four months. The 2nd-gen pencil magnetically attaches to iPad Pro, charges wirelessly, has the double tap feature.
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Here are more Apple Pencil deals in your area.

Apple Pencil Black Friday deals 2020: what discounts are we expecting to see?

We'd be lying if we said we expected the Apple Pencil Black Friday deals to be mind-blowing this year. However,, we're very optimistic that 2020 will be the best year yet for Apple Pencil Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. 

Apple's latest iPad, the 10.2-inch, supports the (first generation) Apple Pencil, suggesting that Apple will keep on releasing models supporting existing Apple Pencils, rather than releasing new generations of Apple Pencil. 

Although you never know what the company might announce yet, seeing as it just pulled a 16" MacBook Pro out of the bag. Anything could happen. Keep checking back to this page as we'll be adding in the best Apple Pencil Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals as they roll in.

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.

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. Here's hoping we see bigger savings in the best Apple Pencil Black Friday deals this year. 

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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