This is just scare tactics. The 2G DID have some VERY limited read/write cycles, but the newer gen devices are made to last 10 YEARS under normal use, and virtual memory will only shave a few yrs off that. I took my old 3G and put a swap file on it to test this "burn out" theory. I used backdrounder to launch enough apps to make 1GB of swap files, plugged in the phone and let them just all run keeping the CPU at 100% usage, and pretty much read/writing the storage almost continually. The device still worked fine after 3 months.