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Apple iPod photo (40/60) 40 GB, 60 GB Specs

Identifiers: iPod photo - M9585LL/A* - A1099 - 2022

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Apple iPod photoThe Apple iPod photo*, as the name implies, added photo storage and viewing capabilities to the iPod series. It uses a 40 GB or 60 GB 4200 RPM ATA-66 hard drive, capable of supporting "up to" 10,000 songs or "up to" 15,000 songs in "128-Kbps AAC format", respectively, as well as many as 25,000 photographs in iPod viewable format.

Although Apple considers this model to be a member of the iPod (4th Gen) series -- and it shares the "ClickWheel" for navigation and the same basic case design (with an "iBook white" front and a chromed stainless steel back) -- it offers many improvements, perhaps most notably color (a two inch diagonal 65,536 color LCD with an LED backlight).

Major software improvements include color in all interface elements and applications, a new font called "Myriad", and support for viewing photographs, optionally with synchronized music, on the internal display and on a television or projector using the included AV cable via the custom headphone jack that is capable of video output (line out and S-video provided by the dock, which along with the AV cable, was sold separately after February 23, 2005).

The battery life also is improved compared to the iPod (4G), offering up to 15 hours of music playback and 5 hours of slideshows with music, although the skip protection is reduced from 25 minutes to 17 minutes.

On models shipped before February 23, 2005, it is worth noting that either an iPod-compatible media reader or computer are required to transfer photographs to the iPod photo, and only photos transferred through iTunes 4.7 or higher -- which converts photos into a "thumbnail" format -- immediately can be viewed on the iPod photo itself. After February 23, 2005, the iPod photo (M9830LL/A) was capable of immediately viewing many types of images transferred through the optional iPod Camera Connector (US$29).

*For those truly interested in minutia, this model was introduced on October 26, 2004 as the iPod Photo (capitalized), and on November 16, 2004, Apple changed it to iPod photo (lowercase).

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October 26, 2004 June 28, 2005*
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

*The 40 GB model was discontinued on February 23, 2005.

Also see: All iPod models introduced in 2004.
PP5020 80 MHz (x2)
Details: The iPod photo uses a PortalPlayer PP5020 "system on a chip" with dual embedded variable speed 80 MHz ARM 7TDMI processors.
32 MB 40 GB, 60 GB
Details: 32 MB of SDRAM provides skip protection.
10,000 or 15,000 25,000
Details: Apple reports that the 40 GB model can hold "up to" 10,000 songs and the 60 GB model "up to" 15,000 songs in "128-Kbps AAC format". Either model can hold "up to" 25,000 photos.
Sync & Charge Sync & Charge
Details: The iPod photo models are capable of charging and syncing by USB or Firewire "400" via the dock connector.
USB, FW, AV* Dock, Headphone**
Details: *Apple reports that this model provides "Firewire 400 and USB 2.0 through dock connector, composite video and audio through headphone jack or line out on the iPod photo dock."

**Ports include the "dock connector, remote connector, stereo headphone jack, composite video and audio through headphone jack."
Handheld iPod photo
Details: N/A
White "ClickWheel"
Details: Available in a two-tone housing with an "iBook white" front and a chromed stainless steel back.
2" LCD 220x176
Details: The iPod photo models have a two inch diagonal 65,536 color LCD with an LED backlight.

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Lithium Ion 15 Hours
Details: Provides "up to" 15 hours of music playback.

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5 Hours N/A
Details: Provides "up to" 5 hours of photo slideshows with music.
"About 5 Hours" M9585LL/A*
Details: Apple reports that the iPod photo models charge completely in "about 5 hours" and also will "fast charge" in 3 hours to 80% capacity.

*The M9585LL/A order number is for the 40 GB configuration, the 60 GB configuration was M9586LL/A prior to February 23, 2005 and M9830LL/A afterwards.
iPod photo A1099 (EMC 2022)
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

Also see: All iPods with the A1099 Model Number and the 2022 EMC Number.
4.1 x 2.4 x 0.75 6.4 oz. (182g)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth.
MacOS X 10.2.8 Windows 2000/XP
Details: Apple reports that this iPod is compatible with a "Macintosh computer with built-in Firewire or USB 2.0 [and] MacOS X 10.2.8 (MacOS X 10.3.4 or later recommended)."

It is compatible with a "PC with support for Firewire or USB 2.0 [running] Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 [or later] or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 [or later]".
Apple reports that the iPod photo models support "AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 (32 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, WAV, AIFF, [and] Audible." After February 23, 2005, it also supports "Protected AAC (from iTunes Music Store)" [and] "Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4)."
Apport reports that the iPod photo models sync iPod-viewable photos in "JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, and PNG formats". After February 23, 2005, it also supports PSD (Mac only).
Shipped with "iPod photo dock, earbud headphones, carrying case, AC adapter, Firewire cable, USB cable, [and] AV cable" prior to February 23, 2005. After February 23, 2005, the iPod photo models no longer shipped with the dock, carrying case, Firewire cable, or AV cable.
US$499, US$599 US$60-US$90
Details: The 40 GB iPod photo (M9585LL/A) was US$499 and the 60 GB model (M9586LL/A) was US$599. The 40 GB model was discontinued on February 23, 2005, and the price and accessories were reduced on the 60 GB model to US$449.

Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

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Global original prices for the iPod photo (40/60) in 24 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region.

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Original Prices - North America

C$679, C$799 US$499, US$599

Original Prices - Europe

N/A €499, €599
€499, €599 N/A
N/A €529, €639
£359, £429

Original Prices - Asia

RMB 4,990, RMB 5,990 N/A
¥57,540, ¥70,140 N/A

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

N/A NZ$956, NZ$1136

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