Apple's iPhone 12 Leather Sleeve with MagSafe will cost $129, launch 'soon'

Apple Iphone 12 Leather Sleeve
Apple Iphone 12 Leather Sleeve (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple's iPhone 12 Leather Sleeve with MagSafe is now on Apple.com.
  • It'll sell for $129 and come in four colors.
  • But you can't buy one yet.

Apple has today added the iPhone 12 Lether Sleeve with MagSafe (opens in new tab) to its growing collection of accessories. Priced at $129 (opens in new tab) and available in four colors, the new case isn't actually available for you to buy, however.

Apple says that the new case will be available "soon" and once it is, buyers can choose between Baltic Blue, Pink Citrus, Saddle Brown, and Red.

Made from specially tanned and finished European leather, the outside feels soft to the touch and develops a natural patina over time. The sleeve fits snugly around the curves of your iPhone and protects it from scratches and drops, without adding bulk. Inside, there's a pocket for your credit card or ID, and it comes with a matching strap so that you can keep it close at hand, wherever you go.

Apple says that the sleeve is made with high-quality leather and that it will age naturally over time. That isn't necessarily a bad thing – but Apple goes one step further, saying MagSafe chargers could leave a mark after a while.

This sleeve is made with high-quality, supple leather to protect your iPhone. Leather is a natural material and like a fine leather belt, it may show creases, marks, or a patina over time. Interaction with MagSafe accessories will leave slight imprints.

That definitely seems sub-optimal to say the least. But it should at least give everyone an idea of just how strong those MagSafe magnets are!

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.