Turning off your iPhone or iPad or Kindle during takeoff doesn't actually help keep the plane in the air. We've known this for years. NASA has released statements saying the electromagnetic output of an electronic device doesn't affect a plane's controls. And pilots feel comfortable using their iPads in the cockpit. Telling passengers to turn off their devices isn't only arbitrary, it's illogical.
Well, the FAA dropped a big ruling last week. The rule will be relaxed, and passengers will be able to do anything, save talk on the phone, during takeoffs and landings. The final decision should come in September.
Of course there are two ways of looking at this. On the one hand, it's nice to see something dumb changed. On the other, if you're really complaining THAT much about being without your Candy Crush for 30 minutes a day, then you might have a problem.