Apple Debuts New Leather Sleeves for 13-Inch and 15-Inch MacBook Pro

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Alongside the release of new MacBook Pro models this morning, Apple has debuted a new Leather Sleeve accessory that fits the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3. Apple says the accessory is made of high-quality European leather with a soft microfiber lining that ensures protection of the MacBook Pro during travels.


    Colors include Midnight Blue, Saddle Brown, and Black. Apple previously released Leather Sleeves for the 12-inch MacBook, but this marks the first time owners of the Pro line can purchase the accessory, and the first time the sleeves will be available in Black. The 13-inch Leather Sleeve costs $179 and the 15-inch version costs $199.

    For the MacBook Pros, the new models start at $1,799 (13-inch) and $2,399 (15-inch), featuring up to six-core eighth-generation Intel Core processors, up to 32GB RAM, the Touch Bar and Touch ID, and more. For more information on the specs for the new MacBook Pros, be sure to check out our full launch post.

    Article Link: Apple Debuts New Leather Sleeves for 13-Inch and 15-Inch MacBook Pro
  2. BWhaler, Jul 12, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2018

    BWhaler macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2003

    Let’s hope it keeps a spec of dust out of those defective keyboards so you don’t lose your Mac for a month while being repaired.

    How Apple hasn’t fixed the keyboard problem-and dropped the touchbar-is beyond comprehension.

    The MBA suits running Apple’s product decisions are killing the company. But I’m glad the “attach rate” is higher.
  3. StudyFlo macrumors member


    Sep 13, 2014
    Hamburg, Germany
    When do they announce the leather sleeve for the 27" iMac (Pro)?
  4. Iconoclysm macrumors 68020


    May 13, 2010
    Washington, DC
    I found one from a third party [​IMG]
  5. rtomyj macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2012
    How do you know it’s not fixed on the new version? How do you know it was a defect in design?

    I’m curious if you know some info lots of us don’t or are just memeing.
  6. SteveJobs2.0 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2012
    You are joking, but don’t think for a second that marketing and design executives don’t have enough control at Apple to make that a higher priority than technical innovations.
  7. malcolmman89 macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2012
    Apple has added the 15-inch sleeve and price to their website. $199 seems really steep, but I guess if you've just paid $2,000 + for a laptop, $200 is a drop in the bucket.
  8. unobtainium macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2011
    Does it really take a month? Damn. Mine is acting up and I was hoping to get it fixed quickly. Really need it for work.

    Regarding the leather sleeves, they’re very nice. I bought one for my iPhone and love it. So I went ahead and got one for my iPad Pro and ended up sort of regretting it because of the price. At the end of the day a case is just a case.
  9. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
  10. Böhme417 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
  11. itsmilo macrumors 68020


    Sep 15, 2016
    Lol these prices! Who do they think they are. Hermes of LV?

    I will get one from China for 5 bucks. It may be fake leather but at least it doesn’t discolor like my nasty looking legit iPhone 7+ Brown leather case
  12. CJM macrumors 65816


    May 7, 2005
    £180. For a sleeve. Golly gosh. No thanks. I would have paid £70. What are the chances I can haggle down a store rep?
  13. lambertjohn macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2012
  14. audiophilosophy macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2017
    New Orleans
    Tim Cook's Apple has brought a lot of Apple branded leather products to market. A real shame that Apple is not taking the cruelty-free route. There are plenty of other material choices and options that work better than leather at protecting phones and laptops anyway. Shame on Tim Cook.
  15. Avenged110 macrumors 6502


    Aug 2, 2010
    Greatest Country on Earth
    I love Apple's leather cases, but those prices! Not that I would ever buy one because of that, but I'm just curious; what does everyone think the odds are that this could fit a late-2013 rMBP?
  16. AnthonyHarris macrumors 6502


    Jun 4, 2009
    Cambridge, England
    I've yet to find a case better for an Apple product than one made by Apple. The lining prevents damage to the finish of the product. Because of that, I can sell it for a bit more when it comes time to upgrade. Money well spent if you ask me.

    I might well get one of these.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 12, 2018 ---
    What I make doesn't cost as much as I sell it for. No. You can't have a discount because you feel like I'm charging too much. lol!
  17. macpodman Suspended

    Jul 12, 2018
    Apple have finally realised they can make a fortune from good quality Apple branded accessories.
  18. skinned66 macrumors 65816


    Feb 11, 2011
    Ottawa, Canada
  19. cmaier macrumors G4

    Jul 25, 2007
    It’s clearly a defect in design, unless the intention was to produce a keyboard that constantly stops working because keys produce double-letters or skip.

    If it was fixed, they would have gotten the word out.
  20. A7ibaba macrumors regular


    Apr 19, 2012
  21. rtomyj macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2012
    Would they though? Again, assuming the issue effects a small percentage of users how can it be considered a defect or warrant a public statement.
  22. macaddiict macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Seriously, Apple? Overpriced dead cow skin laptop sleeves? The market goodwill / inertia is going to wear off at some point. I hit that point in 2017. You could say I cured my macaddiiction. Coming back to this site now and then makes me realize I am not missing out.
  23. swingerofbirch macrumors 68040

    Oct 24, 2003
    The Amalgamated States of Central North America
    I wonder if the world's most eco-friendly company knows the environment impact of producing leather? Or raising cattle?
  24. WinterWolf90 macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2014
    I haven't used any of their leather stuff for computers, but the leather iPad air 2 case was one of the best cases ever for the iPad, but for some reason they got rid of those for the newer models. I still have it, and yes it is worn and doesn't look brand new, but it fits perfectly, I have dropped it several times and it provided good protection. I have also had the leather case for the iPhone 5s,6S, and 8 and love those as well. Dropped my 6s several times and have never had a scratch on it. The 5s cases weren't as good as the newer version, but even it was wonderful. They provide very little added weight or bulk and do a good job.
  25. cmaier macrumors G4

    Jul 25, 2007
    It's by definition a defect if, when used as designed, it doesn't work right.

    And it warrants a public statement because it's the elephant in the room. Even if only 5 people were afflicted by the problem, it gets an inordinate amount of negative press coverage, and doubtlessly influences people's buying decisions. The only way to counteract that is to say "hey, the new keyboard has new flexi-magic capacitators that make sure all the keys work great even in dusty environmental conditions" or the like. Say nothing and the only assumption we can make is that it's just as likely to be screwed up as the last two generations. And as someone who owns a first generation MBP TB with a screwed up "b" key, you can bet i am not going to buy another MBP until apple tells me they've fixed the issues going forward.

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