... but I just did. But that was due to the way the options were presented. There wasn't one to say "I refuse to be dragged into this hype."
I don't tend to get overexcited by the kind of hype a new Apple product announcement tends to create. But I can't promise you that I will never ever buy an iPhone - whatever model. Aple products have never been at the top of my wish list.
But when I realized that your generic mp3 player had its limitations I found that there was a thing out there - and it had been out there for a while at that moment - called the iPod classic that could actually hold all of my 3000 CDs and with its interface could handle that much music, sort of. Then I discovered, not too surprisingly, that it was anything but perfect and that the iTunes software that you need in order to feed it is even less so. But it is a purpose-built device that works reasonably well. Maybe I would go for one with solid state memory instead of a spinning hard drive, but so far they aren't offering one.
One nice thing is that in my country of residence there is no iStore yet, so my way of feeding the beast is purely by showing it all my CDs. That way I don't get exposed to any of Apple's censorship.
That is probably the biggest turn-off for me, that Apple want to decide what I am allowed to have on my phone and what not. GO AWAY!
So it had to be a fairly open platform for me, one that even if the current supplier turns evil (see above: never say never ...) will continue to be an option. You know, like when Open Office got hijacked, there suddenly was Libre Office. Or when FREEDB was created to counter the grabbing of CDDB ... speaking of which ...
You see what I mean?