Sketch like you're working on paper with an intuitive response
The Apple Pencil, 2nd Generation (2018) was designed to help you achieve greater precision when you're using an iPad Pro. It's masterfully crafted to feel like an actual pencil, so you instinctively know how to use it.
The Apple Pencil is compatible with the new 2020 iPad Pro 12.9" and 11" models, along with 2018 iPad Pro 12.9" and 11" models. If you're not sure which Apple Pencil to get, the new version is compatible with the new iPad Pro with a thinner bezel and no Home button. For previous models of the iPad Pro, use the previous version of the Apple Pencil.
How does this new model compare to the previous version?
The Apple Pencil has had a range of exterior and interior upgrades including:
New, seamless design, without the metallic band around the top on the previous Pencil.
You can now double-tap the pencil itself to change brush sizes or tools.
It now charges wirelessly, snapping onto the side of your iPad Pro magnetically.
Always close to hand
The Apple Pencil attaches magnetically to the side of your iPad Pro with a reassuring click. Once attached it will start to wirelessly charge and automatically pair with your device.
New ways to interact
Simply double-tap the side of the Apple Pencil to change brush sizes or models. You can customise your taps to easily switch between frequently used tools.
New, seamless design
Designed for even more comfort and natural use, the new Apple Pencil features no connectors or moving parts, just a tactile matt white finish.
Large and small adjustments
Apple Pencil enables you to make large as well as single-pixel changes to your work, making it the ideal tool for editing photos or sketching graphics. There is virtually no delay between the moment you start to draw and the moment it appears on the screen, to ensure your creative flow isn't interrupted.
Variety of effects
To create thicker lines on your device, simply press harder and for thin lines just ease the pressure. Shading can be created by tilting the Apple Pencil, which is the same as a regular pencil.
Works with apps
Delivering built-in apps as well as the ability to work with your iPad apps. Fire up Notes and use your Apple Pencil to write your daily to-do lists or quick messages.
Made specifically for the iPad Pro 11-inch and iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd and 4th generation), it features a flat edge that attaches magnetically for automatic charging and pairing.
Technical specifications for Apple Pencil (2nd Generation) - White