The best Apple Pencil Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals aren't the easiest to come by. Apple's styluses aren't that often reduced, but rest assured that Apple Pencil deals are available, especially around Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And when they do appear, you'll find them on this page.
Apple Pencil Black Friday
Black Friday is just one week away now (29 November, with Cyber Monday following on 2 December), and retailers are getting involved, so get ready to snap up the best Apple Pencil Black Friday deals. Although we'll be honest, you're not likely to save big on the Apple Pencil. You're also unlikely to find any cheap Apple Pencil deals in the Apple store, but there are some savings to be made if you know where to look.
Here we've pulled together the best deals already available and our advice to help you get the best Apple Black Friday deals. If you're looking to get a bargain on other Apple products, be sure to bookmark our best Apple Black Friday deals post, which we're constantly updating with all the best offers on iPads, MacBooks and more.
Now read on for more details on Apple's styluses and the Apple Pencil Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals we're dreaming of, and the ones that are already available.
The best Apple Pencil Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals
Last year saw some pretty unexciting Apple Pencil Black Friday deals, however there have been much more significant savings as recently as June this year so you never know what this Black Friday and Cyber Monday might have in store for you. Here are the best Apple Pencil deals we've seen so far on the first-gen Apple Pencil:
Apple Pencil (1st-gen): Was £89 now £70.94 at ebay
Save £18: This is a pretty impressive saving on a brand new Apple Pencil (first generation). Ebay has a number of other similar offers too, if this one sells out (which we're sure it will).
Below are more Apple Pencil (1st-gen) deals.
While the best second-gen Apple Pencil prices ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday are below. Including the standout deal from Amazon.
Apple Pencil (2nd-gen): Was $129.99 now $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.
Here are more Apple Pencil deals in your area.
For reference, these are the best Apple Pencil deals we saw over last year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
EXPIRED Apple Pencil (1st Gen):
$99.99 $59.99 at Best Buy
In the run up to Amazon Prime Day this year, Best Buy knocked a whopping $40 off the first generation Apple Pencil, meaning you could get one for less than $60! A total bargain, these unsurprisingly flew off the shelves.
EXPIRED Apple Pencil (2nd Gen):
£119 £109 at Amazon
We did warn you the deals last year were measly, but you can't knock Amazon for shaving a tenner off the price of the Apple Pencil 2. The retailer was one of the only places to offer a discount on the stylus. Better than nothing, right?
Apple Pencil Black Friday deals 2019: 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, with Best Buy knocking almost half price off a first generation model just a few months ago, we're very optimistic that 2019 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?
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.