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Apple releases Leather Sleeve with MagSafe for all iPhone 12 models

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Apple on Friday quietly released the hotly anticipated Leather Sleeve with MagSafe support for all new iPhone 12 models, completing the rollout of a line of MagSafe accessories announced in October.

Apple unveiled the Leather Sleeve during last month's iPhone event and promised to launch the accessory before year's end.

Priced at $129 for all models, the case is made from soft, "specially tanned and finished European leather" that develops a natural patina over time. The sleeve is designed to fit like a glove over iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Max, offering protection of scratches and drops. Inside is a slot for cards, while the accompanying strap is removable.

When inserted, iPhone 12 displays the time through a cutout in the case, with the digital clock's font color matching that of the sleeve. It's a nice touch enabled by MagSafe's NFC capabilities.

A MagSafe accessory, Apple's Leather Sleeve enables accurate positioning of the MagSafe charging puck for efficient wireless charging. Like the company's other leather case designs, constant use of MagSafe accessories will result in "slight imprints," Apple says.

The Leather Sleeve with MagSafe is offered in four colors — Baltic Blue, Pink Citrus, Saddle Brown and (Product)RED — and is available for order from the online Apple Store. Current ship times are set at Dec. 16 to Dec. 23 with free service or as early as Dec. 15 with express shipping.