The iPod classic Photo 30 Gb was the revised 40Gb and 60 Gb iPod models. First, Apple dropped the capital P in “Photo”. Second, they gave her a smaller hard drive and a slimmer casing. The iPod classic Photo 30 Gb shares the casing material (i.e. stainless back), the Click Wheel, the 2-inch color LCD display with the previous models of the 4th Gen family. It is capable to playback photo to a synchronized music and on external displays, TV, etc. It offers 15 hours of music playback and 5 hours of slideshows but the skip protection is reduced as compared to previous models.
iPod Photo 30 Gb
Introduced on February 23, 2005.
- Processor Speed: 80 MHz (x2).
- Processor Type: PP5020.
- Onboard RAM: 32 MB.
- Storage capacity: 30 GB (7500 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format, 25000 photos).
- Connectivity: Firewire, USB (sync and charge), dock, headphones.
- Mac support: Mac 10.2.8.
- Audio: A high output amplifier (60-mW), a standard 3.5-mm headphone jack. This model supports for the first time Audible format.
- Drive: 1.8” hard drive.
- Dimensions: 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.63.
- Average weight: .5.9 oz.
- Navigation: Click wheel
- Format: MP3
- Battery Type: Provides 5 hours of music playback.
- Display: The iPod Photo models has 2-inch (diagonal) 65,536 color LCD with an LED backlight.
- Colors: white.
iPod Photo Features
iPod is a music player and much more. With iPod, you can do the following:
- Store thousands of songs from your music collection, for listening on the go.
- Store thousands of digital photos, for backing up or viewing on the go.
- Import photos directly from most digital cameras (using the optional iPod Camera Connector).
- View photos as a slideshow with music on a television, using the optional iPod AV Cable.
- Listen to audiobooks purchased from the iTunes Music Store or from audible.com.
- Arrange your music in On-The-Go playlists.
- Store or back up files and other data, using iPod as an external hard disk.
- Change equalizer settings to make music sound better.
- Store and synchronize contact, calendar, and to-do list information from your computer.
- Record voice memos, using an optional microphone.
- Play games, store text notes, set an alarm, and more.
What You Need to Get Started
To use iPod with a Macintosh, you must have the following:
- A Macintosh with Built-in high-power USB 2.0 or built-in FireWire and the optional iPod Dock Connector to FireWire Cable.
- Mac OS X v10.2.8, or Mac OS X v10.3.4 or later.
- iTunes 4.7 or later (iTunes is included on the iPod CD). It is always better to have the latest version of iTunes.
- iPod software (included on the iPod CD).
- iPhoto 4.0.3 or later (recommended for transferring photos and albums to iPod)
Note: iPhoto may already be installed on your Mac. Check the Applications folder. iPhoto is also part of a suite of applications called iLife. If you have iPhoto 4 you can update it by choosing Software Update from the Apple Menu. This software is optional. iPod can also import digital photos from folders on your computer’s hard disk, and directly from most digital cameras (using the optional iPod Camera Connector).
To use iPod with a Windows PC, you must have the following elements:
- A Windows PC with Built-in high-power USB 2.0 (or a high-power USB 2.0 card installed) or built-in FireWire (or a FireWire card installed) and the optional iPod Dock Connector to FireWire Cable.
- Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or later, or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later
- iTunes 4.7 or later (iTunes is included on the iPod CD).
- iPod software (this software is included on the iPod CD).
Important note: iPod can import photo collections automatically from Adobe Photoshop Album 1.0 or later, and Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 or later. This software is optional. iPod can also import digital photos from folders on your computer’s hard disk, and directly from most digital cameras (using the optional iPod Camera Connector).
Setting Up iPod to Play Music
To set up iPod, you charge the battery, install software from the iPod CD, and import songs from your music CD collection or from the iTunes Music Store (available in some countries only). Then you transfer the songs to iPod for listening on the go.
- Step 1: Charging the Battery: Connect iPod to the iPod Power Adapter using the iPod Dock Connector to USB 2.0 Cable. The built-in battery is 80-percent charged in about three hours, and fully charged in about five hours. iPod Dock Connector to USB 2.0 Cable.
- Step 2: Installing the Software: Insert the iPod CD into your computer and install iTunes and the iPod software.
- Step 3: Importing Music to Your Computer: Complete this step if you haven’t already transferred music to your computer. You can import music from your audio CDs, or if you have an Internet connection, you can buy music online and download it to your computer using the iTunes Music Store. You can browse over a million songs and listen to a 30-second preview of any song.
To import music to your computer from an audio CD:
- Insert a CD into your computer. iTunes opens automatically and the CD is selected in the iTunes Source list.
- Deselect songs you don’t want to transfer, then click Import.
- Repeat for any other CDs with songs you’d like to import.
Apple Orders, Discontinuation
Apple Order: N\A.
Apple Model No: A1099 (EMC 2022).
Discontinued : June 28, 2005.
- The iPod classic photo 30 Gb model was being offered at a lower price, but a lot of accessories from the box are missing, including the dock. The AV cable is also gone, so keep in mind to buy these things separately.
- Don’t forget to sell your old iPod photo and save money for a new electronic device: Sell my iPod photo to iGotOffer.com for the best price online.
Apple iPod Photo (4th Generation) Review by Martin Nobel, published on Apr 11, 2016.