Apple Pencil: Compatibility and Supported Devices

by Vanessa Ricca, on Jan 12, 2023

Are you thinking of buying an Apple Pencil, but are unsure which one is compatible with your iPad? Don't worry, here is a list of iPad models compatible with each of the current Apple Pencil options available on the market: the first-generation Apple Pencil, the second-generation Apple Pencil, and the latest addition in 2023, the Apple Pencil USB-C.

Apple Pencil: Compatible iPads - Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko via Pexels

Apple Pencil: Compatible iPads - Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko via Pexels

Apple Pencil and Supported iPad Models

Here is the complete list that will help you choose the right Apple Pencil for your Apple tablet.

Apple Pencil USB-C

The Apple Pencil USB-C, the latest digital pencil introduced by Apple in October 2023, is compatible with the following iPad models:

Apple Pencil (2nd generation)

The Apple Pencil (2nd generation) is the right choice to pair with the following iPads that support charging through magnetic attachment:

Apple Pencil (1st generation)

The Apple Pencil (1st generation), which connects via Lightning connector, pairs with the following iPad models:

Not sure which iPad model you have? If you are using iPadOS or iOS 12.2 (or later), go to Settings > General > About > Model Name to find out.

We get that tech compatibility can be tricky - that’s why we’re here for you. If you have any doubts, feel free to reach out to our refurbed customer support, who will be happy to assist you in choosing the right Apple Pencil model for your iPad!


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