###EDIT### Looks like another culprit for damage a rock in the backpack - iBlason just didn't provide full protection for the area. But likely didn't cause the damage in the photos. This hardshell case seems to be really damaging my Macbook. I just took it off and saw that the aluminum where the case attaches isn't just scratched, it is outright gouged. Macbook hasn't been dropped or otherwise affected, and case connects onto the spot with the damage. In any case, be careful what case you buy.