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The original Apple Pencil is now available for less than $80


There is at least one obvious benefit to rocking an older gadget, and that is the fact that compatible accessories tend to be far less expensive. When it comes to tablets, the latter can be both necessary and expensive, particularly if you already own an iPad. If you have an iPad, for instance, and you want to get the most use out of it, you will, at the absolute least, need a cover or case for it and a stylus to use with it. Those who have iPads with lower-end specifications are spared the expense of purchasing the most recent version of the Apple Pencil. On the other hand, they should go for the Apple Pencil from the first generation, which is available at a significant discount of 20% over at Best Buy right now.

The Apple Pencil, first generation, generally sells for $99, but with this most recent price cut, it has dropped to a point where it is less than $80. This is still a higher price than what you would spend for the most effective low-cost alternatives to the Apple Pencil. On the other hand, if you want to have the smoothest experience possible with your iPad, an Apple Pencil is your best bet. It is important to note that the Apple Pencil of the first generation cannot be charged using the iPad’s magnetic port and instead must be charged through the Lightning port. This places a substantial limitation on its compatibility, however Apple has thoughtfully packaged the product with a USB-C dongle.

As a point of comparison, the older vanilla iPad models (6th / 7th / 8th / 9th Generation), the iPad Air (3rd Generation), the iPad Pro 12.9″ (1st / 2nd Generation), the iPad Pro 10.5″, the iPad Pro 9.7″, and the iPad Mini are all compatible with the first version Apple Pencil (5th Generation). As can be seen, each of these is an older generation of iPad. Yet, there is one brand-new iPad that can only be used with an Apple Pencil from a previous version. This iPad is particularly notable.