@doha said in iPad question.:
Huh, I didn't know that about procreate. That does exactly encourage me to buy an iPad pro. I guess I'll look at the Surface Pro.
Are you sure you are talking the iPad 2? The iPad 2 is 7 years old (in March). If you are indeed talking about the iPad (from 2011) you will be hard pressed to find any computer 7 years old that will run the current version or OS released this year.
To answer your question - the Apple Pencil will not work with an iPad 2. The Apple Pencil will only wok with the iPad Pro series.
For older iPads there are numerous stylus available. Jot Pro & Intuos were 2 that I tried and they were OK. ( https://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/ipad/best-stylus-for-ipad-ipad-pro-or-ipad-mini-3586503/ )
As for Procreate - all software eventually will no longer be updated for older devices. Processing, Ram, security, requirements are only backward compatible for a certain amount of time. However, if you have software that is doing what you want on a platform that operates well for you - you do not need to update. That's true for Mac OS, Windows, ios, etc.