When shopping for a stylus for your iPad, your first pick should be an Apple Pencil. The company's accessory syncs up perfectly with its tablet, as expected, and we are seeing loads of Apple Pencil offers popping up as Cyber Monday deals already
As the Apple Pencil Black Friday deals draw to a close, you may want to wait to see the incoming Cyber Monday deals in case prices drop even lower, but if you're looking for a discount now, you'll find today's best deals below.
Apple's products typically don't get discounted as much as other gadgets, but even they aren't immune from the Black Friday 2021 deals rush. These deals usually last through Cyber Monday on November 29 and maybe a little after... until supply runs out, anyway.
While we don't expect these deals to heavily discount the pricetags of either Apple stylus, you should be able to save a little on a new Apple Pencil 1 or Apple Pencil 2. You may also get a Black Friday iPad deal or a Cyber Monday iPad deal, if you're looking for a new tablet.
The Apple Pencil 1 and Apple Pencil 2 are different, and older iPads may not be compatible with the newer stylus (and the oldest may not support either), so it's important to check which stylus works with your tablet ahead of time before making your purchase. As a rule, older iPads support the Apple Pencil 1 while the newest iPads should work with both, but the Apple Pencil 2 has some upgrades over its predecessor – which only the best iPads can benefit from, like magnetic attaching and charging.
As you'd expect, the original Apple Pencil 1 is cheaper than its successor, even if it lacks some advanced features, so make sure you're buying the right Apple stylus for your needs and iPad setup.
Today's best Apple Pencil deals in the US
- Apple: no discounts so far, but may happen soon
- Amazon: offered some of the biggest discounts recently
- Walmart: the best discounts we've seen so far on Apple Pencil
- Best Buy: yet to see any top deals, but may appear soon
Apple Pencil 2:
$129 $99 at Amazon
Save $22 on the Apple Pencil 2 with this 18% off Black Friday deal at Amazon. This gets you the second generation Apple stylus, which works with newer iPads only, but packs additional features like magnetic attachment and wireless charging.
Today's best Apple Pencil deals in the UK
- Apple: no discounts yet, but may see some price reductions
- Amazon: best price cuts we've seen so far this year
- Currys: no discounts currently but may drop in price soon
- Very: no discounts yet, but may drop in price over Black Friday weekend
Apple Pencil 2:
£119 £99.99 at Amazon
Save £19 - The Apple Pencil 2 is discounted this Cyber Monday by almost £20, and we're not expecting to see many bigger discounts during the big sales event. Before you buy this, make sure it's compatible with your iPad (and if it's not, the version below may be for you).
Apple Pencil 1:
£89 £74 at John Lewis
Save £15 - The Apple Pencil is now properly discounted in the UK with a saving of £15 at John Lewis right now. This is for the original Apple Pencil, so make sure it's compatible with your iPad and you'll want to grab this before Cyber Monday ends.
Best Apple Pencil (1st gen) deals
Best Apple Pencil (2nd gen) deals
Keep compatibility in mind when making your choice, too. The Apple Pencil 1 is compatible with these iPads:
- iPad (9th generation)
- iPad (8th generation)
- iPad mini (5th generation)
- iPad (7th generation)
- iPad (6th generation)
- iPad Air (3rd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st or 2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 10.5-inch
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch
Meanwhile, the Apple Pencil 2 is compatible with these iPads:
- iPad mini (6th generation)
- iPad Air (4th generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) and later
- iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation) and later
Where are the best places to find Apple Pencil Cyber Monday deals?
When the deals kick up a gear, we expect the best Cyber Monday deals to be from Amazon. Last year did see Apple offer free gift cards with select devices. We've listed the most popular retailers ahead of Cyber Monday so that you can start to keep tabs on the trends.
Top US retailers
Best Buy - deals on both Apple Pencil models
Walmart - competitive prices, but stock moves fast
Top UK retailers
Amazon - record-low Apple Pencil prices
Last year's Cyber Monday Apple Pencil deals
Last year's Cyber Monday Apple Pencil deals
Apple Pencil (1st Generation):
$99 $87.94 (save $11.06)
The original Apple Pencil is a fantastic companion for your iPad, giving you precise control. This 1st Generation version doesn't have the wireless charging and gesture controls of later models, but it's an absolute bargain for Cyber Monday and a great buy.
Official Apple iPad accessories: 10%-15% off at Amazon
On Amazon, Apple is discounting loads of its iPad accessories including Lightning Cables, Apple Pencil tips and Smart Covers for loads of its different tablets.
Last year's best third-party stylus deals
If the original Apple Pencil is still too expensive, 2020 saw deals on third-party styluses. We may see similar to this later this year, if you're looking for a cheaper alternative to the Apple Pencil.
Adonit Dash 3:
$44.99 $35.99 at Amazon (save $9)
Adonit is widely regarded as one of the best names in third-party Apple Pencil alternatives, and this fine-tipped, pressure-sensitive stylus is a typical example of its work. It features two shortcut buttons and (unlike the first-gen Apple Pencil) isn't round, so it won't roll of your desk.
Adonit Note Stylus:
$49.99 $29.99 at Amazon (save $20)
This smart metallic stylus is one of the best alternatives if an Apple Pencil is out of your price range. It can keep going for 12 hours between charges, is slim and light, and has a handy clip to keep it secure in your pocket. It might not match the real deal, but for a third-party stylus it's pretty decent.
- Check out what to expect from this year's Apple Cyber Monday deals