Second generation Apple Pencil the stylus is back on sale for $79, matching its lowest price yet. We’ve seen this deal a few times in 2024, but it’s still about $35 off the price of the device usual street price on Amazon outside of these sales. An apple, meanwhile, normally sells the stylus for $129. This offer is available on Amazon, Target, Walmart and Best buy.

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A new model is coming, but this deal matches the lowest price yet for Apple’s best iPad stylus right now.

$79 at Amazon

Keep in mind, though: Apple’s next product launch is scheduled for May 7, and a new Pencil is expected to be unveiled at the event. This next-generation model will include some level of haptic feedback, according to Bloomberg reporter Mark Germanwhile 9to5Mac suggested that it may include a new squeeze gesture. and Find my tracking supports. If you want the newest pencil possible, you have to wait another week.

However, given the MSRP of this second-generation model, that It seems it’s safe to expect each new pencil to cost well over $79 at the gate. If you’re on a smaller budget and want to buy your first iPad stylus for sketching or note-taking, the current Pencil should remain a good value at this price.

So far, the second-generation Pencil is the best stylus choice in our guide to the best iPad accessories. It’s still one of the few styluses to offer pressure sensitivity in iPadOS, so the harder you press, the heavier your lines become. (Last year’s USB-C-based Pencil misses this.) Support for tilt and palm rejection recognition helps it feel natural for drawing beyond that. The pen itself is comfortable to hold and can be charged and connected to a compatible iPad just by magnetically snapping to the side of the tablet, no cables required. We like it too double tap feature, which makes switching between the drawing tool and the eraser faster in certain applications. Just make sure you own (and will continue to use) a compatible iPad Air, mini or Pro first.

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