Hardly, my school district wants another $41 million over the next four years to replace old technology. Some of that goes to iPads. Many more school districts will be using them in the near future. They replace technology on a 4 to 5 year cycle just as does industry. Individuals have a tendency to replace sooner. As for smartphones, the carriers are introducing non contract service that allows individuals to replace their phones even sooner than the former two year contracts. Ever hear of "jump" ? Look into it before you make stupid statements.