iPhone 12 Leather Case with MagSafe is available and you can already see the MagSafe damage

Iphone 12 Leather Case App Store
Iphone 12 Leather Case App Store (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple's iPhone 12 Leather Case with MagSafe is now available for order.
  • It's priced at $59 and comes in five colors.
  • Images show the damage you can expect from MagSafe.

Apple has today made the iPhone 12 Leather Case with MagSafe available for order and there are even photos showing the damage we can expect when these things are used with a MagSafe Charger.

Apple said previously that we could expect the leather cases to suffer from some marking when used with the magnetic charger and it seems the impact of those magnets is enough for Apple to make sure everyone knows before they place an order.

To the point of sharing an image of the damage, no less.

This case 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 (as shown in the last image of the gallery). If you are concerned about this, we suggest you use an iPhone 12 | 12 Pro Silicone or Clear Case.

I'm still not sure this would bother me one jot, but I do like leather products that start to show their age. I can imagine this would be irritating to others.

What say you? The leather cases Apple makes are always popular – will this put you off buying one this time around? If not, you can order your new Leather Case with MagSafe from Apple for $59 (opens in new tab).

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.