Minimum OS: iPod color OS 1.0
Maximum OS: iPod color OS 1.2.1
Introduced: October 2004
Terminated: June 2005
CPU Speed: dual 80 MHz embedded
Register Width: 32-bit
Data Bus Width: 32-bit
Address Bus Width: 32-bit
ROM: 32 MB
Onboard RAM: 32 MB
Maximum RAM: 32 MB
Screen: 2" backlit LCD
Max Resolution: 16-bit 220x176
Video Out: composite (via audio port), s-video (via Dock Connector)
Hard Drive: 30/40/60 GB 4200 RPM
ATA Bus: ATA-66
USB: via Dock Connector
Firewire: via Dock Connector
Audio Out: stereo 16 bit mini
Dimensions: 4.1" H x 2.4" W x 0.75" D
Weight: 0.40 lbs.
The 30 GB model was 0.63" deep and weighed 0.37 lbs.
Introduced in October 2004 alongside the iPod (U2 Special Edition), the iPod photo brought a color screen and larger hard drive to Apple's portable audio offering. Sporting a redesigned color user-interface, the iPod photo included the ability to store and display digital photos. The headphone output doubled as an AV out (a similar AV out was used for the iBook (FireWire) and several subsequent iBook models), which could be attached to a TV and used for photo slideshows. In addition, the Dock that shipped with the iPod photo included an s-video output. Photos were transfered to the iPod photo using iPhoto on Macs and by synching with a particular folder on PCs. The iPod photo was available with either a 40 or 60 GB hard drive, for $499 and $599, respectively.
In February 2005, Apple replaced the 40 GB model with a slimmer 30 GB model, and lowered the prices of the two models to $349 and $449. The high end model no longer shipped with a dock.