There’s no nice way to say it: The new travel restrictions on electronics suck, and they’re going to make flying more of a pain in the ass for passengers.
If you’re flying to the U.S. from the affected Middle East and North African airports, you won’t be able to bring any electronic devices larger than a smartphone on flights. This means tablets, laptops, etc. will need to be placed in checked luggage, which increases the chance of them getting damaged during transport.
For many Apple users, the big question is: Will AppleCare cover damage for iPads or MacBooks damaged in checked baggage?