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Leathering No More

I figured I should probably explain why the Leathering posts just stopped in November.

The iPhone 8 Plus I got back in September was provided by my employer. To make a long story short, that cell phone reimbursement/provision benefit has ended.

So, I had to purchase a new phone and plan of my own… ended up going with a different phone that doesn't fit that beautiful leather case. As much as I liked that gorgeous, enormous screen and the portrait photo mode, the Plus is just too big in my book. I decided to go back to something similar in size to the 6s I recently replaced.

I debated just deleting all the leathering posts since I didn't do a very good job keeping lighting conditions consistent for the photos… but, I think I'll just leave them. They tell a good short story about how the leather case can change over several weeks. Who knows… maybe I'll eventually get a leather case for the new phone? If I do, I'll certainly apply what I've learned about lighting mistakes when I document the changes.

Leathering – week 8

51 days in.

I'm realizing that while my location and time of day have been fairly consistent for these photos. The lighting conditions have varied drastically… might have to setup a rudimentary light box in the garage or something.

Leathering – week 7

44 days in.

Leathering – week 6

37 days in.

This photo may look a little different… I got delayed by an event and wasn’t able to take the picture at the same time of day. In addition, we had a beautifully cloudy day that affected the lighting for sure.

That said, the case looks great; I’m still really happy with it.

Leathering – week 5

30 days in. I think – when comparing this to some of my earlier photos – I’m starting to see a little more character emerge.  I'll admit the idea of being able to charge my phone wirelessly was one of the reasons I felt compelled to upgrade from my 6s. Earlier this week, I picked up an Anker wireless charger for my iPhone 8 Plus. I was a little hesitant to order one because I was worried I'd have to remove the case every time. Turns out I don't. It works great. I can just drop it on the pad and it starts charging away.  I'm thrilled.

Leathering – week 4

23 days in.

Still really happy with this case. Feels really nice in my hand.

Leathering – week 3

16 days in.

Leathering – week 2

9 days in.

Leathering – week 1

I picked up a nice brown leather case (Apple | Amazon) for my new phone earlier this week. I figured it could be fun to track how it wears over time. So…

Maybe after a year I’ll compile them into a time lapse or something?

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