Have you ever wondered which Apple Pencil is compatible with which model of iPad? If yes, then you have come to the right place, as that is exactly what we are going to tell you in this post.
There are two different models of Apple Pencil. Apple Pencil 1st Generation, which was released back in 2015 and Apple Pencil 2nd Generation, which was released back in 2018. Both of these models differ in several ways most notable of which is the Apple Pencil 1 charges via the Lightning port while the Apple Pencil 2 charges wirelessly.
Both models of Apple Pencil work with different models of iPad, while a specific model of Apple Pencil will only work with iPad model it is compatible with.
For example, if you have an Apple Pencil 2nd generation, then you cannot use it with iPad Pro 10.5-inch or earlier. Similarly, a first-generation Apple Pencil will not work with a 12.9-inch 3rd Generation iPad Pro or later.
Apple Pencil 2nd generation Compatibility
Here’s the list of iPad models Apple Pencil 2nd Generation is compatible with.
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch 6th generation
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch 5th generation
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch 4th generation
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd generation
- iPad Pro 11-inch 4th generation
- iPad Pro 11-inch 3rd generation
- iPad Pro 11-inch 2nd generation
- iPad Pro 11-inch 1st generation
- iPad Air 5th generation
- iPad Air 4th generation
- iPad mini 6th generation
Apple Pencil 1st generation Compatibility
Here are the iPad models that are supported by Apple Pencil 1st generation.
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2nd generation
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch 1st generation
- iPad Pro 10.5-inch
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch
- iPad Air 3rd generation
- iPad 10th generation (USB-C to Apple Pencil Adapter required)
- iPad 9th generation
- iPad 8th generation
- iPad 7th generation
- iPad 6th generation
- iPad mini 5th generation
There you have it folks, these are the iPad models that are compatible with Apple Pencil 2 and Apple Pencil 1.
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