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Apple Introduces 40GB and 60GB
Photo
iPod


A delight for the ears. A feast for the eyes. Though it’s no bigger than a pack of playing cards and weighs in at just over 6 ounces, iPod Photo delivers a one-two sensory punch.



October 26th, 2004.
Apple has today announced the Apple iPod Photo.

The iPod Photo comes in two sizes: a 40GB model, available for $499 US, and a 60GB model that sells for $599 US. Both feature a 2" LCD display that lets you see your photos in vivid color — 65,536 colors, to be exact. And with its built-in backlighting, you’ll be able to admire those photos indoors or out.


 

 

 

Unfortunately, the Apple iPod Photo does not have any memory card slots for downloading images directly to the device, which would have been a great feature. An optional accessory memory card reader is available, however, from Belkin.

The Belkin Media Reader for iPod w/ Dock Connector supports CompactFlash® (Type 1 and 2), SmartMedia™, Secure Digital (SD), Memory Stick®, or MultiMediaCard (MMC)


Belkin Media Reader for iPod with Dock Connector



Apple iPod Photo Features

  • Take up to 15,000 songs or up to 25,000 photos wherever you go
  • Auto-sync your music, photos and album art with iTunes 4.7
  • 2-inch Color LCD screen with 116,000 pixels
  • Connect iPod Photo to a projector or TV and give slideshows — complete with music
  • Enjoy up to 15 hours of continuous music thanks to extended battery life
  • Copy full-resolution photos to iPod Photo as a backup or to transfer originals to another system
  • Find songs and photos fast with the Apple Click Wheel
  • Use iPod Photo with Mac OS X or Windows 2000/XP
  • Shuffle songs in the main menu
  • Play music in MP3, AAC and Apple Lossless formats
  • Create and save multiple On-the-Go Playlists
  • Sync and charge via included FireWire or USB 2.0 cables
  • Use as a portable hard drive — take your files with you
  • Remind yourself with Text Notes
  • Play games on-the-go — in living color
  • Keep appointments using the Alarm Clock/Sleep Timer
  • Stay organized with contacts/calendars/to-do lists, all in color
  • Choose from numerous accessories designed just for iPod Photo

 


Apple iPod Photo
Specifications

Technical Specifications iPod Photo
Capacity 40GB or 60GB hard disk drive
Holds 10,000 or 15,000 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format
Holds up to 25,000 photos
Stores data via FireWire or USB 2.0
Display 2-inch (diagonal) transflective, 65,536-color liquid crystal display with white LED backlight. 220 x 176 pixel resolution
Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
Audio Up to 17 minutes of skip protection
Audio formats supported AAC , MP3 , MP3 VBR, Audible, AIFF, Apple Lossless and WAV
iTunes synchronizes thumbnail images to iPod Photo from the following file formats JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF and PNG
Headphones Earbud-style headphones
Customize main menu Save On-the-Go Playlists, delete songs from On-the-Go Playlists
Adjust audiobook playback speed
Clicker playback through headphones
Rate songs
Shuffle songs or albums
Repeat one or all
Sound Check on or off
20 Equalizer settings
Backlight timer
Display contrast
Alarms on, off or silent
Sleep timer
Date and time
Display time in menu bar
Contacts sort and display by first or last names
Clicker on or off
Album art display large or small
Photo slideshow settings Music from iPhoto (Mac) or iTunes playlists
Time per slide manual, 2-, 3-, 5-, 10- or 20-seconds
Repeat on or off
Shuffle photos on or off
Transitions on or off
TV out on, off or ask
TV signal PAL or NTSC
Menu Languages Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish and Traditional Chinese
Additional language support for display of song, album and artist information: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian,Turkish and Ukrainian
iPod Photo
Input and output
Dock connector
3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
Wired remote connector
iPod Photo Dock Audio and composite video output
S-video output
Power and battery
Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery Music playback time: Up to 15 hours when fully charged
Photo slideshow with music viewing time: Up to 5 hours when fully charged
Charging via FireWire or USB 2.0 to computer system or power adapter (USB 2.0 requires Mac OS X v10.3.4 or later)
Fast-charge time: about 3 hours (charges up to 80% of battery capacity)
Full-charge time: about 5 hours
Charging via USB 2.0 to computer system or power adapter
Full-charge time: about 4 hours
Size and weight Height: 4.1 inches
Width: 2.4 inches
Depth: 0.75 inches
Weight: 6.4 oz (158 g)





 

Press Release, Oct 26th, 2004 - Apple® today introduced iPod® Photo, the newest member of the iPod family that lets you take your entire music and photo library with you wherever you go. iPod Photo holds up to 25,000 digital photos alongside your music library and displays them on its stunning high-resolution color screen, allowing you to scroll through your photo library almost instantly using iPod’s patent pending Click Wheel. iPod Photo lets you combine your music and your favorite photos to create magical slideshows on your iPod, and features TV-out for sharing your slideshows on big screen televisions and projectors. iPod Photo comes in 40GB or 60GB models which hold up to 10,000 or 15,000 songs, and its extended battery life gives users up to 15 hours of music playback or up to 5 hours of slideshows.

“Having both your entire photo and music collections with you wherever you go is the next big thing,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Everyone has a digital camera and wants to enjoy and share their growing library of digital photos wherever they are. Unlike video content, photo content is free and abundant, and there are no copyright issues to deal with.”

With its vivid color screen and backlight, iPod Photo displays crisp, clear photos both indoors and outdoors, so users can take their digital photo collection wherever they go and easily share their memories with family and friends. iPod Photo creates an entirely new iPod experience in full color for viewing album artwork, calendars, contacts and games, adding even more excitement to iPod.

Featuring Apple’s patent pending Auto-Sync technology, iPod Photo makes it easy to automatically download your entire digital music and digital photo library onto iPod and keep it up-to-date whenever it is plugged into a Mac® or Windows computer using FireWire® or USB. Mac users can Auto-Sync their iPod with their photo library in iPhoto™ and Windows users can Auto-Sync their iPod with their photo collection in Adobe Photoshop Elements, Photoshop Album or their My Pictures folder. iPod Photo works with iTunes® 4.7, released today, providing music fans with the best digital jukebox on either a Mac or Windows computer and access to the iTunes Music Store, the number one digital music service in the world.

iPod Photo comes with Apple’s patent pending Click Wheel, which combines the smooth and continuous scrolling of a touch-sensitive wheel with five push buttons for superior one handed navigation to easily find, view and share thousands of photos.

Pricing & Availability The new 40GB and 60GB iPod Photo models will begin shipping today for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) and $599 (US) respectively, through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. iPod Photo includes a dock with audio and video out, earbud headphones, 1.4m AV cable, 1.2m 30-pin to FireWire cable, a 1.2m 30-pin to USB cable, AC adapter, black carrying case and a CD with iTunes 4.7 for Mac and Windows computers.

iPod Photo requires a Mac with a FireWire or USB 2.0 port and Mac OS® X version 10.2.8 or later (v10.3.4 or later required for USB 2.0); or a Windows PC with a FireWire or USB 2.0 port or FireWire or USB 2.0 card and Windows 2000 (with Service Pack 4 or later), XP Home or Professional.

All iPods include rechargeable batteries which have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced. Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information. Music capacity is based on four minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding; photo capacity is based on iPod-viewable photos transferred from iTunes.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system, and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital music revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes online music store.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system, and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital music revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes online music store.

 




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