Which iPad Support Apple Pencil 2 Generations

At a press conference in October 2018, Apple introduced not only the iPhone Pro 2018 with 11 and 12.9 inch displays, but also the 2nd generation Pencil  Pencil. How is it better than the original stylus?

Which iPad Support Apple Pencil 2 Generations

Compatibility (Does Apple Pencil 2 work with past iPad Pros)

1st generation Apple Pencil can only be used with the following iPad models:

  • IPad Air (3rd generation)
  • IPad mini (5th generation)
  • IPad (7th generation)
  • IPad (6th generation)
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation)
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro (1st generation)
  • IPad Pro 10.5 inches
  • IPad Pro 9.7 inches

2nd generation Apple Pencil can only be used with the following iPad models:

  • IPad Pro, 11 inches;
  • IPad Pro, 12.9 inches (3rd generation).

What outwardly differs Apple Pencil 1 from Apple Pencil 2

Externally, Apple Pencil 2 is smaller and more compact than its predecessor. Because it no longer has a Lightning connector in the upper part. In addition, a small flat surface appeared on the new stylus.

An excellent solution. After all, the proprietary “apple” connector in the Apple stylus of the first generation raised a lot of questions. When you connected it to the tablet, you got a long “stick” sticking out of it, which was funny, ugly, and uncomfortable, and, finally, sometimes just unsafe.

Dimensions Apple Pencil 1:

  • Length: 175.7 mm
  • Diameter: 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 20.7g

Dimensions Apple Pencil 2:

  • Length: 166 mm
  • Diameter: 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 20.7g

The new Pencil is charged exclusively through the magnetic connector of the new iPad Pro (accordingly, it is incompatible with the old ones). It is also attached to the tablet with magnets (to the side face). It has become much more convenient!

The novelty has also become easier. And this is also good! Indeed, now, ceteris paribus, you can work with the “apple pencil” longer.

A pleasant moment for aesthetes. Now there is no metal “cap” on top! As a result, the accessory looks more uniform and stylish, devoid of unnecessary details.


Now Apple Pencil recognizes simple gesture commands! If you make a double tap on the “pencil”, the gadget will switch to the next supported tool. Incredibly convenient. Now it is very easy to switch between the pencil and eraser modes.

Kit (what’s in the box) Apple Pencil 1 and Apple Pencil 2

The 1st generation Apple Pencil comes with a Lightning adapter and
additional tip.

In turn, in the box Apple Pencil 2 is only the device itself without additional accessories.

Unfortunately, the 2nd generation Apple Pencil is more expensive. If the original “pencil” costs about 9 thousand rubles, then the new one will cost almost 11 thousand. Recall that for owners of the iPad Pro release of 2018 and newer. Pencil 2 is the only choice, the previous model is incompatible with them.