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Apple iPod 30 GB Photo White M9829LL/A (4th Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • 30 GB model holds up to 7,500 songs; supports AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 (32 to 320 Kbps)
  • Holds 25,000 photos and displays them on a 2-inch diagonal 65,536-color LCD screen with LED backlight
  • Up to 15 hours battery life when fully charged (which typically takes 5 hours)
  • Compatible with Mac OS X v10.2.8 or v10.3.4 or later; or Windows 2000
  • Comes with earbud headphones, AC adapter, and USB 2.0 cable
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Technical Details
Brand NameApple
Item Weight1.5 pounds
Product Dimensions4.7 x 6.8 x 6 inches
Item model numberM9829LL/A
Operating SystemPC, Mac
Number of Items1
  
Technical Specification
Additional Information
ASINB0007KX4TC
Shipping Weight2 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableFebruary 23, 2005
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Apple
  • Model: M9829LL/A
  • Digital Storage Capacity: 30 GB
  • Supported Standards: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Music Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, WAV, AIFF
  • Hardware Platform: Mac, PC
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

From the Manufacturer Remember the 64-color pack of crayons? Meet the 65,536-color pack. Everything looks better in color. With iPod photo, everything sounds better, too. Carry an entire library of music—thousands of songs and full-color album cover art—or tens of thousands of photos in your pocket.1 The original iPod changed the way you listen to music by putting thousands of songs in your pocket. Now iPod photo changes the way you see your music, with a crisp color screen.

Picture Your Music
Browse your playlists via vivid menus, thumb through album and audiobook cover art on the go, even play games and view your calendars in color. Of course, iPod photo also lets you carry memories along with your music. Upload photos from your Mac or PC and view them in color, anywhere, complete with built-in backlighting. Your personal, portable entertainment library, iPod photo looks as good as it sounds.

Take Your Photos for a Spin
Like its famous siblings, iPod photo features the touch-sensitive Apple Click Wheel that's the envy of the industry. Use it to navigate your music and photos in 65,536 colors. Easier to read than ever, the iPod photo's display boasts 220-by-176-pixel resolution. Spin the wheel to Music and scroll effortlessly through dozens of playlists, hundreds of albums, or thousand of songs.

Or highlight photos. iPod photo displays 25 full-color thumbnails at a time. And you can scroll through them the same way you scroll through song titles. Quickly. Just spin the wheel to see more. And when you see a photo you'd like displayed all by its lonesome, just click the center button and voilà. No one will have to say "cheese" as long as you have iPod photo around. Whether you're listening to tunes or checking out photos, you're sure to be all smiles.

Get Brownie Points for Sharing
If you'd like everyone else to smile right along with you, iPod photo makes it easy. Sure, you could let them take the Click Wheel for a spin themselves, but here's a way to get extra points for style. Use an optional AV cable to connect iPod photo to a projector or TV. You can mesmerize friends and family with a glorious multimedia experience, offering them a breathtaking slideshow accompanied by the music you already have on your iPod photo. Of course, you get to choose the songs, albums, or playlists. And talk about smart, iPod photo optimizes your photos to fit on a standard (4:3) or widescreen (16:9) TV.

Sync, Look, and Listen
iTunes lets you import your images directly into iPod photo from a folder on the hard drive of your Mac or PC. Spent time organizing your photos using iPhoto on a Mac or either Adobe Album 2.0 or Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 on a PC? iTunes rewards your diligence by importing the photo albums you've created in iPhoto or collections created in Album or Photoshop Elements. You'll be able to choose them from the Photos menu on iPod photo.

iPod photo also features even more robust Auto-Sync capabilities. Now, in addition to offering the industry's best music syncing, iTunes offers stellar photo syncing, as well. Update your photo collection by adding images or creating new albums, and the next time you connect iPod photo to your Mac or PC using the included USB 2.0 or optional FireWire cable, iTunes will automatically synchronize your photo collection. And did we mention that iTunes 4.7.1 also autosyncs album cover art? It's true. The cover art downloaded when you purchase music from the iTunes Music Store is transferred to iPod photo along with the music. So while iPod photo plays your tunes, you can enjoy the album art—in color, of course—on the Now Playing screen.

Enjoy Improved Battery Life
Whether you're on a transcontinental flight or an extra-long hike, if you plan to listen to music for hours and hours, iPod photo has you covered. Fully charged, it lets you enjoy up to 15 hours of continuous music; or up to 5 hours of continuous slideshows with music.2 Use the included USB 2.0 cable, optional FireWire cable, or optional handy iPod photo Dock to quickly charge the batteries.

The Perfect Digital Camera Companion
Coming soon, new downloadable iPod photo software will offer multiple slideshow transitions and direct camera connectivity. Plus, Apple's iPod Camera Connector (sold separately) will let you connect a camera to iPod photo for quick import and viewing on the go.

Now you can take your entire music collection and all your memories everywhere you go. With iPod photo, easily relive all your favorite experiences and share them with family and friends. That, plus industry-leading ease of use and seamless integration with iTunes and the iTunes Music Store, make it a breeze to autosync your music and photos and makes sharing your memories as easy as finding the perfect song.

What's in the Box
iPod photo, earbud headphones, AC adapter, USB 2.0 cable, CD-ROM with iTunes for Mac and Windows, electronic documentation, and a getting started guide

1Music capacity is based on 4 minutes per song and 128 Kbps AAC encoding; photo capacity is based on iPod-viewable photos transferred from iTunes. 2Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced. Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information.

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Product Description

Picture this: an iPod that holds your entire photo collection along with all your music! Carry up to 25,000 digital pictures or up to 7,500 songs anywhere you go with the 30GB iPod photo. View and share your pictures easily on the high-resolution 2" color display. Synch your music and photos for music-accompanied slideshows, right on your iPod or on your TV. Improved battery life gives you up to 15 hours of music playback or 5 hours of photo slideshows with music. The included iTunes software (for Mac and PC) allows you to efficiently and creatively manage your digital photo and music collections, and makes it easy to add to your music collection via the Apple Music Store. Includes earbud headphones, AC adapter, USB 2.0 cable and Getting Started Guide. Compatible with both Macintosh and Windows computers. iPod photo for Mac requires a Macintosh with built-in FireWire or USB 2.0 port (USB 2.0 requires Mac OS X v10.3.4 or later) and Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later (Mac OS X v10.3.4 or later recommended). iPod photo for Windows requires a PC with built-in FireWire or USB 2.0 port or a Windows-certified FireWire or USB 2.0 card and Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4) or Windows XP Home or Professional. Supports AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 (32 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible, AIFF, Apple Lossless and WAV audio formats. Supports BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, PSD, TIFF and SGI image formats for Mac. Supports BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG and TIFF image formats for Windows. Available storage capacity may vary.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Enjoy this device - since I recommend you buy one.
K. E. Chavez
You can transfer your digital photo images to the iPod Photo using the same iTunes software but setting some additional options - it is pretty straight forward.
Ashwini Aragam
Plus, the color screen is very nice and being able to have all my pictures available for viewing is terrific.
D. Denbek

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621 of 625 people found the following review helpful By Kensimons on March 24, 2005
SCOPE: Because of the price drop on the color models, this review will be targeted to those struggling over a 20gig b&w screen vs. the 30gig color iPod decision.

BACKGROUND: I own both the 40gig iPod Photo and the new 30gig iPod Photo, and have owned a 15gig regular 4G iPod in the past and I also own a 512mb Shuffle. I use both PC and Mac formats. Note, I am not recommending the 60gig variety.

1) BOTTOM LINE: The new 30gig iPod Photo @ $349 is, in my opinion, the *perfect* iPod. My main complaint with the 40gig iPod photo was its price and size/weight (i gave it 4 stars). The new 30gig is roughly the same size/weight as the b&w 20gig and has all the features of the Photo family --> and for just $50 more, you get another 10 gigs, 3 more hours of battery time and a color screen!!! This price/feature tradeoff is one of the best you'll find anywhere in the Apple product suite. Frankly, the 20gig b&w is currently mis-priced @ $299, i would expect this price to drop very soon.

NOTE:
30gig iPod Photo = $11.63 /per gig -- $23.26 /per hour battery time
20gig iPod b&w = $14.95 /per gig -- $24.91 /per hour battery time

2) PHOTO QUALITY: Good to "pretty good".. but not excellent (no improvement since the first iPod Photos were released in 10/04)... I do realize the size of the screen is only 2 inches, but photos tend to be slightly pixilated, even the full resolution ones that are over 2mb (though you stop noticing after a minute) and color reproduction is not all that great on skin tones and deep reds, but very good w/ greens&blues... which make pics of landscapes quite nice!

3) PHOTOS ON MY TV: Now this is where this thing shines... this is a really cool feature...
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174 of 180 people found the following review helpful By The Groove on March 24, 2005
My introduction to the iPod world was through the Mini, which I like, but I secretly envied those who own the 20GB or 40GB. After a few weeks, I grew to hate being limited to only 1,000 songs on the Mini and wanted an iPod that was able to store more music. So when Apple launched a new line of iPods, I jumped on the first opportunity to make the upgrade. I didn't quite need an MP3 player that can store photos, but I recommend the 30GB iPod Photo for its color display screen and its ability to save up to 7,500 songs. That's enough to store my entire collection of Miles Davis, Bob Marley, AC/DC, John Coltrane, and Roxy Music, with plenty of extra space for hundreds more CDs. If you purchase music through iTunes, you'll also be able to view the album artwork on the iPod screen (this feature SOMETIMES works for music not purchased on iTunes). Very cool. I didn't buy this player for its photo feature, but I was able to transfer a few family photos just to test the picture quality. The images are fairly clear for an MP3 player, but in no way can they replace a traditional camera. While I'm happy I got the 30GB, I do have one axe to grind with Apple. The headphones, while stylish in their white design, are weak and flimsy. Within a month's worth of use, the right ear started to give out. Of all the headphones I've used in the last 15 years, Apple's are by far the worst. Audio snobs will most likely throw these out the nearest window and get something else. Beyond that, I highly recommend this bad boy. Those who own the Mini or Shuffle and want to upgrade should skip the 20GB and pay just a few dollars more for the 30GB iPod photo.

One final comment: it is absolutely critical that you get a protective case for your iPod, regardless of which model you purchase.
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By H. Cassell on May 26, 2005
I have used three different iPod models since they were released a few years ago. They keep improving with age and iPod Photo is almost flawless. What's great about this model:

1. previously, I had problems with battery life dissipating after a month or so of use (and I use mine hard; it's on at least six hours a day), but that hasn't happened with this one. I find that I get right around 18--eighteen!--hours of battery life on a charge. However, if I go two or more days between use, the battery runs itself down to almost nothing;

2. the vibrant colors are a wonderful change. Compared to the iPod Photo, the old black-and-white models look positively antiquated. The font on the Photo is updated as well;

3. to my untuned ear, I cannot tell the difference between what I hear on my earbuds and the CD the music came from. Sound quality is, as always, excellent;

4. the price drop. I paid $399 for my last 40g model and $349 for this 30g iPod Photo, a superior product; and

5. picture quality on the iPod is quite (surprisingly) good. It's like carrying an entire photo album with me. I have over 2,200 songs and 1,300 photos stored on my machine and it's still more than half empty.

What I'm not crazy about:

1. I'm not sure how the album art is stored; namely, why some have it and others don't. Anything downloaded from iTunes will have it, and some stuff from my own music collection does, too, but I can't figure out a pattern and have been too lazy to research it. Less than half of my music has album art to display;

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