That couldn't be further from the truth. There is a huge price difference. The iPhone 5.5 will be around $700-$800 probably, and how much is an iPad Mini again? Oh, that's right, you can get one for $200 recently at some places. And also, 7.9 is a bit bigger than 5.5, and also, not everybody wants a phone or wants to pay for a phone plan.
Apple offers a variety of workshops, including how to better use many of their specific apps, like iPhoto, iMovie, Numbers, Pages. They also have a workshop that specifically is about iCloud. Perhaps more people and celebrities should pay a visit to that one. http://concierge.apple.com/workshops/R095