Which iPads Work With the Apple Pencil?

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The Apple Pencil is a great tool for taking notes, drawing, and marking up documents. But which iPads does it work with? Here’s a quick rundown of which iPad models are compatible with the Apple Pencil.

The Apple Pencil will work with any iPad that has a Lightning connector and runs iOS 9 or later. That includes the iPad Pro (both models), the iPad Air 2, the iPad mini 4, and the sixth-generation iPad.

The first-generation Apple Pencil will also work with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, as well as the SE and newer iPhones, running iOS 9 or later. However, since those devices don’t have pressure-sensitive screens, they can’t take full advantage of all the features of the Apple Pencil.

If you’re not sure which model iPad you have, you can check its model number by going to Settings > General > About. The first two digits of the model number will tell you which generation it is; for example, an iPad Pro (9.7-inch) has a model number of MLYJ2LL/A, so it’s a 2nd generation device.

iPad Models That Work With the Apple Pencil

The Apple Pencil is a great accessory for the iPad, allowing you to do things like draw, take notes, and marking up documents. But which iPads work with the Apple Pencil? Let’s take a look.

iPad Pro

The Apple Pencil is a great way to get more out of your iPad, but it’s not compatible with every model. Here’s a list of which iPad models work with the Apple Pencil:

-iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (1st and 2nd generation)
-iPad Pro (10.5-inch)
-iPad Pro (9.7-inch)
-iPad (6th generation)

iPad Air

The iPad Air works with the 1st generation Apple Pencil.


As of 2019, the Apple Pencil only works with certain iPad models. The first-generation Apple Pencil only works with original ipad pro 12.9-inch (1st generation), the iPad Pro 9.7-inch, and the iPad (6th generation). The second-generation Apple Pencil only works with the iPad Pro 11-inch and iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation).


The bottom line is that if you want to use the Apple Pencil with your iPad, you’ll need to make sure you have one of the compatible models. That currently includes the iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st and 2nd generations), the iPad Pro 10.5-inch, the iPad Pro 9.7-inch, and the 6th generation iPad.

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