Whether you’re an artist or an avid notetaker, an Apple Pencil can transform the way you work on your iPad. Normally, they don’t come cheap — but in a Cyber Monday deal on Amazon, Apple’s second-generation Apple Pencil is down to its lowest price yet at $80. You’ll be saving nearly $50 on the stylus that’s made just for the iPad. Without a discount, it costs around $130. The second-generation Apple Pencil brought a number of improvements over the previous version, including double-tap controls and magnetic attachment to the iPad for easy storage and wireless charging.
You can’t do any better than an Apple Pencil if you’re looking for a stylus to work with your iPad. It was crafted with Apple’s tablet in mind, and as such it’s one of the best iPad accessories available. The second-gen Apple Pencil offers low latency so there’s no lag as you’re writing or drawing on the touchscreen, and Apple says it achieves “pixel-perfect precision.” It also has pressure and tilt sensitivity for more natural control over things like stroke width, opacity and shading. You can double-tap the pencil to easily switch between tools.
The second-generation Apple Pencil doesn’t work with every model of iPad, though, and you’ll want to double-check compatibility before picking one up. It’s compatible with the iPad Pro 12.9-inch (third-generation and later), all generations of iPad Pro 11-inch, iPad Air (fourth- and fifth-gen), and the iPad mini (sixth-gen). The Apple Pencil can magnetically attach to the side of these iPads to charge wirelessly while it’s not in use. For those who have an iPad Pro, it also supports Apple Pencil hover, which lets you preview tools or colors before committing to them.
Apple also still offers the first-generation Apple Pencil, which is compatible with older iPad models, and it’s on sale for Cyber Monday too. It’s down to $80 from its usual price of $100, and works with iPad Pro 12.9-inch (first and second generation), iPad Pro 10.5-inch, iPad Pro 9.7-inch, the third generation iPad Air, fifth generation iPad mini, and iPad (sixth-gen and later). Apple’s more budget-friendly Apple Pencil with USB-C charging is discounted right now as well, dropping to $71 from $80. That model works with the same iPad models as the second-generation Apple Pencil, plus the 10th generation iPad.
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This article originally appeared on Engadget at https://www.engadget.com/amazon-cyber-monday-deals-drop-the-price-of-the-2nd-gen-apple-pencil-to-an-all-time-low-of-80-154236215.html?src=rss