Finding the best Apple Pencil Black Friday deals online is harder than you'd think. Due to the quality and popularity of Apple products, they have an annoying knack of retaining their value for a long period of time. That doesn't mean deals on Apple Pencils don't exist, though. You've just got to know where, and when, to look – and that's exactly where we come in.
Will Apple announcing a bunch of new iPads from the powerful iPad Pro 2020 to the impossibly light and thin iPad Air 2020 (you'll find the best deals on both on our iPad Black Friday page), there's never been a better time to invest in an Apple Pencil to accompany your tablet.
Apple Pencil Black Friday: 2nd Gen deals
Apple Pencil (2nd gen) |
£119 | £103.59 at Amazon
Save £15: The second generation of Apple's brilliant stylus offers magnetic charging and tap controls – and it's compatible with the new iPad Air as well as the iPad Pro. Offers on the latest model don't come around often, so you'll want to act fast.
Apple Pencil Black Friday: 1st Gen deals
Apple Pencil (1st-gen) |
£89 | £70 at ebay
Save £19: This is a super-low price on a new a new Apple Pencil (first generation). Cheap Apple Pencil deals are hard to come by right now, so grab this offer before it's gone.
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 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, but come Amazon Prime, there should be plenty of deals that we'll be covering here.
What is the Apple Pencil used for?
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 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.
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.