With the accessory in short supply at Apple Stores, the new Apple Pencil stylus for the iPad Pro is listed for as high as $400Â onÂ eBay, four times the $99 sticker price through Apple.
Most models of Appleâ€™s new 12.9-inch iPad Pro launched last week are available at Apple Stores and shipping for online orders in 1-7 days, but accessories for the device are harder to find. Despite Appleâ€™s new Smart Keyboard case and Apple Pencil stylus being among the the standout new features alongside the iPad Proâ€™s larger display, they appear to be in shorter supply with both backordered 4-5 weeks online and hard to find in stores after hardly being available on day one.
The short supply of the accessoriesÂ frustrated early adopters of the new iPad Pro enough that Apple offered a comment last week, noting that it has â€ślimited supply of Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboardâ€ť and that it will continue â€śregular shipmentsâ€ť of the accessories to Apple Stores.
We, however, managed to get our hands on the new Apple Pencil for an unboxingÂ over the weekend, while Ben has been logging his day-to-day experience with the iPad Pro.
If youâ€™re absolutely desperate for an Apple Pencil, canâ€™t wait a month or more for Apple to catch up with demand, and want to pay a little higher than retail price, you can find a handful of listings on eBay here.
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