Apple today introduced the iPod Photo, The new device holds up to 25,000 digital photos alongside the user's music library and displays them on a high-resolution color screen. The iPod Photo lets users combine music and photos to create slideshows, and features a TV-out connector for use with televisions and projectors.
The 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 on its 2.0", 116,000 pixel 65K color LCD.
Featuring Apple's patent pending Auto-Sync technology, iPod Photo automatically downloads the digital music and digital photo library onto the 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, also released today.
The new 40GB and 60GB iPod Photo models are shipping for a suggested retail price of US$499 and US$599 respectively, through the on-line Apple Store, 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.