According to a Wall Street Journal report, the FAA is readying relaxed guidelines for in-flight electronics use. According to the report, the new policy could soon see the ban lifted on low-altitude use of personal-electronic devices. This means you will likely not have to turn off your devices during takeoff and landing.
The news comes from a draft report that will be delivered to the FAA. The report didn't dive into cell phone usage during flight as that still remains quite controversial. It's expected that cell phone usage will remain off limits. However, the report does seem to be going with the times and taking new technologies into consideration as part of the update to rules that haven't really been changed since the 1960s.
For us technology users, this is good news. We will no longer have to fake turning off our iPods and other music players during takeoff and landing.