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Can you use Apple Pencil 1 with the new iPad Pro?

As an Apple enthusiast and owner of both the original Apple Pencil and the new iPad Pro, I was frustrated to learn that my original Apple Pencil wasn’t compatible with the new iPad Pro. After doing some research and testing, I’m here to share my experience and the solutions I discovered.

The Apple Pencil 1 will not work with an iPad that has been designed to work with the Apple Pencil 2. If you get an iPad that is designed for an Apple Pencil 2, you must use an Apple Pencil 2 or a third-party pencil that does work with the newer iPads.

If you want to get a new iPad and want to avoid buying a new Apple Pencil, your best option would be to get a cheaper alternative that does work with the new iPads.

However, the Apple Pencil 2 is well reviewed by most people and I have personally enjoyed using it, so it might be worth it for you to spend the extra money to get it.

Key Takeaways
The Apple Pencil 1 is not compatible with newer iPads.
The Apple Pencil 2 is required for new iPad Pros, Airs, and Minis.
The Apple Pencil 1 only works with first and second-generation iPad Pros.
Cheaper alternatives to the Apple Pencil are available for newer iPads.
The Apple Pencil 2 is well reviewed and recommended by many users.

Can you use Apple Pencil 1 with the new iPad Pro?

The Apple Pencil 1 only works with the first and second-generation iPad pros.

If you want to use the Apple Pencil with a newer iPad pro that has the edge-to-edge display and the magnetic charging dock for the Apple Pencil, you must use the Apple Pencil 2.

Does Apple Pencil 1 work with all iPads?

No, the Apple Pencil does not work with all iPads. If the iPad has the edge-to-edge display with the magnetic charging dock, like you see on the newer iPad pros, air and mini 6th gen, then you must use the Apple Pencil 2 with that iPad (as of January 2022).

Read more: is the Apple Pencil trackable?

Which Apple Pencil works with the new iPads?

If you want to use the Apple Pencil with one of the new iPad pros, the air 4th gen or newer or the iPad mini 6th gen, you must use the Apple Pencil 2.

It is also not possible to use the Apple Pencil 2 with the older iPads. The older iPads will only work with the Apple Pencil 1 or you can by a third party pencil that works with them.

Does Apple Pencil 1 work with all iPads?

Read more: does the Apple Pencil come with the iPad?

The Apple Pencil 1 does not work with all iPads. If you want to use the Apple Pencil with an older iPad, you will need to use the Apple Pencil 1.

If you want to use the Apple Pencil with a newer iPad pro, mini or air, you will need to use a Apple Pencil 2.

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Apple Pencil

How do I use old Apple Pencil with new iPad?

If your new iPad features an edge to edge display and the magnetic charging port on the side, that is designed for the Apple Pencil 2 to attach to, it will only be possible to use the Apple Pencil 2 with that pencil.

The reason for this is that those iPads all feature screens that were designed to be used with the Apple Pencil 2 and not the Applel Pencil 1.

Pros

  • The Apple Pencil 2 is compatibility with the newer iPads that have the edge-to-edge display and the magnetic charging dock for the Apple Pencil.
  • The Apple Pencil 2 is well reviewed by most people and I have personally enjoyed using it.
  • You can get a cheaper alternative that does work with the new iPads if you want to avoid buying a new Apple Pencil.

Cons

  • The Apple Pencil 1 is not compatible with the new iPads.
  • The Apple Pencil 1 only works with the first and second-generation iPad Pros.

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