When the Apple Pencil was released, it received two major opinions. On one hand, some people loved that Apple released a stylus for the new iPads. However, other people thought the Apple Pencil was too expensive and not worth the price difference between it and cheaper alternatives.
Now, Apple has released a second generation of the Apple Pencil, so clearly, it’s here to stay. But that doesn’t make it perfect. If you’re considering an Apple Pencil, think about the various pros and cons so that you can make an informed decision.
What Is the Apple Pencil?
The Apple Pencil is Apple’s own stylus, and it’s compatible with a variety of recent iPad models. There are two generations of the Apple Pencil, and each generation is compatible with specific iPads.
The first generation Apple Pencil is compatible with multiple iPads, including:
iPad Air (3rd generation)
iPad mini (5th generation)
iPad (7th generation & 6th generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation & 1st generation)
iPad Pro 10.5-inch
iPad Pro 9.7-inch
Compare that to the second generation Apple Pencil, which is compatible with:
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
iPad Pro 11-inch
If get the correct Apple Pencil for your iPad, you can use it like you would any other tablet. However, the Apple Pencil does require Bluetooth, whereas some other styluses work without power or any type of connection