Tuesday, October 26, 2004, 11:10 am PT (02:10 pm ET)
Apple introduces iPod PhotoApple's new iPod lets users carry their entire music & photo library in their pocket.
Apple today introduced iPod Photo, the newest member of the iPod family that lets users take their entire music and photo library with them wherever they go. iPod Photo can hold up to 25,000 digital photos alongside a user's music library and displays them on a high-resolution color screen, allowing users to scroll through their photo library almost instantly using iPod's patent pending Click Wheel.
The iPod Photo also lets users combine music and photos to create slideshows on the iPod, and features TV-out for sharing these creations 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."
Featuring Apple's patent pending Auto-Sync technology, iPod Photo makes it easy for users to automatically download their 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.
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, 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.
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