iPod photo


Family: iPod

Codename: ?

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

FPU: none

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

Speaker: clicker


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.

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.