Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard in short supply at Apple’s retail stores

Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard in short supply at Apple’s retail stores

According to reports, Apple’s two new accessories -- the Apple Pencil stylus; and the Smart Keyboard -- launched for the big-screen iPad Pro tablet, on November 18, are in short supply at the Apple Retail stores.

The Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard were first unveiled by Apple at its major product launch event held in September. Both the iPad Pro accessories became available for purchase on November 18; with the Apple Pencil priced at $99, and the Smart Keyboard priced at $169.

However, within days of the launch of the Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard, both the products are currently sold out online. For customers interested in buying the two products, the waiting period presently is 4-5 weeks.

Revealing that Apple is facing supply constraints for the Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard at its own stores, an Apple spokesman told CNNMoney that the company has “a limited supply of Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard in Apple Retail stores;" and added: "Customers are very excited for iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard."

Meanwhile, with supply constraints having hit the Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard at Apple’s stores, people are reportedly reselling the two products on eBay. The Apple Pencil is being resold for as much as $500 on eBay; while the Smart Keyboard is being resold for anywhere between $200 and $650.