There is a new rumour that the 7 years will be reduced to 4. But if you check the expiration of the licence it is still currently 7. I don't know if or when the change will occur. It might be wrong. But I heard it from a Casio employee so it might be true.

That's interesting, but can't figure why the Casio employee would say that, with why the reduction would help Casio's reputation.

I can't remember, but believe the FX-82AU Plus 2nd Edition and the FX-100AU Plus 2nd Edition might only have been out about 3 or 4 years.

Probably from next year the new lot of Year 7 students might be moving onto using the fx-8200 AU, instead of the current most schools favourite of FX-82AU Plus 2nd Edition.

It'd be Casio looking to shoot themselves in the foot, if say in 2026, a Year 7 students buys a FX-8200 AU, learns of the emulator and 4 years later, just as they start year 12 that the license has expired.

Maybe Casio are planning on an updated model to the FX-8200 AU to come out in 4 years time. Like a 2nd edition for that.

NSW is the only State/Territory that I know of in Australia which does not allow for Graphic Display Calculators for Year 11 and 12 maths at equivalent to Standard or Advanced and higher. I haven't recently checked when the current HSC Syllabuses are accredited to, but it's more likely than not that NESA will go the route of all the other States and Territories. Then of course having a reduced 4 year license on the FX-8200 AU won't matter for Year 7 students buying a FX-8200 AU.