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Cheap Apple Pencil deals: The best Apple Pencil prices in 2021

The best cheap Apple Pencil deals
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Cheap Apple Pencil deals are rarer than you might 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 for the lowest Apple Pencil prices – and that's where we come in.

With Apple having a number of new iPads in its line-up, the compatibility and need for an Apple Pencil as an accompaniment to the popular tablet has never been greater. Scroll down to find the best Apple Pencil prices currently available – and don't forget, there are some great Apple Pencil alternatives too.

Lowest Apple Pencil prices right now

Apple Pencil (2nd generation): $129.99 $103.99 at Verizon
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The 2nd generation Apple Pencil is perfect for note-taking and creating digital art. It pairs automatically and attached magnetically to the latest iPad Pros and iPad Airs and is super-fun and intuitive to use. And there's now $26 off!
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Apple Pencil (1st-gen): £89 £78.50 at ebay
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This is a great price on a new first-generation Apple Pencil. Cheap Apple Pencil deals are hard to come by right now, so grab this offer before it's gone.
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Apple Pencil (1st-gen): £99 £87 at Amazon
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Amazon also has a rare deal on the 1st generation Apple Pencil, knocking £11 off the price of the incredible stylus. That might not sound massive saving, but judging by how hard it is to find Apple pencil deals, it's worth snapping up!

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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 and 8th 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 later and the iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation) and later, as well as the newer iPad Air (4th generation).

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 sales such as the Boxing Day and New Year sales should see money knocked off the Apple Pencil.

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 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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