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How do I choose the right Apple Pencil for my iPad?

With the arrival of the Apple Pencil 2, the Apple Pencil 1 is no longer the only available stylus from Apple. Both styli are compatible with different Apple iPad versions. In this article, you can read how to choose the right pencil and how to find out which iPad version you have.

Choose Apple Pencil

There are 2 Apple Pencil models available. But how do you know which one suits you best? We're happy to help you choose by discussing the following:

  • Compatibility: which iPad are you going to use it for?
  • How do you know which iPad you have?

Compatibility

Use Pencil 2 Apple iPad

Apple Pencil 2 suitable for iPad version

You can use the Apple Pencil 2 for:

  • iPad Pro 12.9 inches (2018/2020)
  • iPad Pro 11 inches (2018/2020)
  • iPad Air (2020)
Use Pencil 1 Apple iPad

Apple Pencil 1 suitable for iPad version

You can use the Apple Pencil 1 for:

  • iPad Pro 12.9 inches (2018/2020)
  • iPad Pro 11 inches (2018/2020)
  • iPad Air (2019/2020)
  • iPad (2018/2019/2020)
  • iPad Mini 5

How do I know which iPad I have?

Model number Apple iPad backside

The model number is printed on the back of your Apple iPad. Below, you'll find which iPad versions are suitable for Apple Pencil 1 or 2 and the corresponding model number.

Apple Pencil 2:

  • iPad Pro 12.9 inches (2018) | A1876/A2014/A1895/A1983
  • iPad Pro 11 inches (2018) | A1980/A2013/A1934/A1979
  • iPad Pro 12.9 inches (2020) | A2229/A2069/A2232/A2233
  • iPad Pro 11 inches (2020) | A2228/A2068/A2230/A2231

Apple Pencil 1:

  • iPad 9.7 inches (2018) | A1893/A1954
  • iPad Pro 12.9 inches (2017) | A1670/A1671/A1821
  • iPad Pro 12.9 inches (2015) | A1584/A1652
  • iPad Pro 10.5 inches (2017) | A1701/A1709/A1852
  • iPad Pro 9.7 inches (2016) | A1673/A1674/A1675
  • iPad Mini 5 | A2133/A2124/A2126/A2125
  • iPad Air (2019) | A2152/A2123/A2154

Apple Pencil 2

Suitable for the iPad Pro 12.9 inches (2018/2020) and iPad Pro 11 inches (2018/2020) | Wireless | Pressure sensitive
135,-
in stock
  • Double tap the Apple Pencil 2 to quickly switch between the pen and the eraser, for example.
  • Thanks to the wireless connection and wireless charging, you don't have to mess around with cables anymore.
  • Palm rejection allows you to place your hand on the screen while you're drawing.

Apple Pencil 1

Suitable for iPad (2018/2019/2020), iPad Air (2019), iPad Pro (2017) and iPad Mini 5 | Lightning connector | Palm rejection | Pressure-sensitive | Bluetooth
99,-
in stock
  • Dankzij palm rejection leg je jouw hand op het scherm terwijl je tekent.
  • Via de drukgevoelige punt teken je eenvoudig dunne of dikke lijnen.
  • Laad Apple Pencil snel op via je iPad dankzij de lightning connector.

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