Need a new stylus? If you’re a digital artist, chances are you’ll love this deal on the second-generation Apple Pencil, now only $79 at Amazon down from $129. That’s an impressive $50 saving and the cheapest we’ve ever seen our favourite iPad stylus listed for. Even with Amazon Prime Day 2024 just weeks away, we can’t guarantee you’ll find a better price than this, so you might want to be hasty. 

This deal brings the price of the Apple Pencil 2 down to budget-friendly territory, making it the exact same price as the Apple Pencil USB-C. This stylus is often a dealbreaker for most artists, given the lack of pressure sensitivity. Notetaking however is totally fine. But the good news is that with this price cut, you won’t have to settle for affordability anymore. Between these two choices, it’s a no-brainer. 

Was: $129
Now: Save:

Apple Pencil (2nd Gen)
Was: $129
Save: $50

Overview: We think the Apple Pencil 2 is the best of the bunch (excluding the new Pencil Pro, of course) with perfect precision, tilt, and pressure sensitivity to assist artists with their digital designs. If you only use your stylus for note-taking, that’s fine too. But the second-gen Apple Pencil really shines when used for drawing and sketching. 

Key features:  Connectivity: Bluetooth / wireless magnetic charging |Finish: Matte | Battery life: 12 hours |Thickness: 8.9mm | Weight: 20.7g |

Compatibility: iPad Air (2020) and later, 11-inch iPad Pro (2018) and later, the iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2018) and later, iPad mini 6th-gen (2021).

Release date: November 2018

Price history: The lowest price we’ve ever seen on the Apple Pencil 2 was $89 during Black Friday, and this latest discount beats that by a further $10. 

Current price: B&H Photo: $129 | Best Buy: $129

Review consensus: We reviewed the Apple Pencil 2 back in 2021 and while it’s certainly similar to its predecessor in terms of design, it has a few tricks up its sleeve with wireless magnetic charging and quick tap controls making it a vast improvement on the original. 

Creative Bloq: ⭑⭑⭑⭑