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This Apple Pencil Black Friday deal is still active — save 31% now

Drawing with the Apple Pencil on the iPad Pro (2022).
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With so many great Amazon Black Friday deals that happened yesterday, we’re sad to see so many of them go, but luckily there’s still a couple you can grab if you act quickly. For example, Amazon still has the 2nd gen Apple Pencil discounted from $129 to $89. That said, we don’t know how long the deal will last, especially since we’ve already seen similar deal ends, so be sure to pull the trigger on this and any other remaining Black Friday iPad deals you like. We also encourage you not to wait for any potential Cyber Monday deals since we don’t know if they’ll be as good or if there will even be any deals on the 2nd gen Apple Pencil.

If you like to draw, sketch, paint, or take notes on your iPad, the second-generation Apple Pencil will be your favorite iPad accessory. This generation Apple Pencil is compatible with newer iPad models, including the 6th-generation iPad mini; the 4th and 5th generation iPad Air, the 3rd, 4th, and 5th generation iPad Pro 12.9-inch; and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation iPad Pro 11-inch. You can also check which Apple Pencil works with which iPad.

1st generation Apple Pencils had a magnetically attached cap to help carry the device with your tablet, but the 2nd-gen model attaches magnetically. The newer pencil has a flat edge, which can make it more comfortable to hold than the 1st-gen’s fully round shaft, but as mentioned in our Apple Pencil 2 review, the flat edge is there to hold the pencil in place on the iPad’s magnetic charger. And no cables are necessary with the newer Apple Pencil; it charges automatically with the iPad’s magnetic charger.

Earlier versions of iPadOS largely limited the use of the Apple Pencil to simple graphics. Since iPadOS 14, the Pencil has a wider range of satisfactory uses, especially with the Scribble app, which lets you use the Apple Pencil to handwrite notes or to enter text in any text field with iPadOS. Improvements with the newer Apple Pencil mean you can use it as a pencil as well as a paintbrush. With tilt and pressure sensitivity, the 2nd generation has minimal lag with precise control.

If you’ve been waiting for Black Friday deals to find a sale on the 2nd generation Apple Pencil, here’s your chance to save $40, a 31% discount while you still can and only pay $89, rather than the full $129. We don’t know how deep the inventory is, so if you’re hunting for a good deal on the Apple Pencil, don’t hesitate.

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