Apple's iPad easier for airport screening than laptop - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Apple's iPad easier for airport screening than laptop

 

ATLANTA (AP) - Apple's iPad tablet is friendlier than a traditional laptop when it comes to airport security. The Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday that in general you should not need to remove your iPad from your bag.

That's because it's relatively small and people who carry the device often don't have bulky accessories like plugs and external drives that clutter the image when computer bags are screened.

Screeners may still ask you to remove your iPad if they can't get a clear image of the device. Apple delivered more than 300,000 iPads Saturday, the first day the device went on sale.

The iPad is not a personal computer, but it does allow users to do several of the key functions they can do on a computer, like send e-mail, watch movies and surf the Internet.

 

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