The news: Apple confirmed in the release notes for iOS 14.2 that special functionality for iPhone 12’s leather sleeve has been enabled.
- The leather sleeve case is not (yet) available for sale, but appears to enable an always-on-display mode for a small portion of the display, viewable through a window in the case
- Apple first showcased the leather sleeve case for iPhone 12 at the October 13 event
Our take: Support for the leather sleeve case in this update definitely suggests that it’ll be available to order soon. Maybe next Friday (November 6) when pre-orders for iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max start?