iPod (4G Color)

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A 60gb iPod (4G Color)
A 60gb iPod (4G Color)

iPod Photo was released by Apple Computer in October 2004 along with the monochrome-screened black and red iPod U2. It was the first iPod to be capable of displaying album art and pictures on the iPod itself. The original storage capacity for the iPod photo was 40GB and 60GB, with the models priced at $499 and $599 respectively. Apple later dropped the price to $350 and $450 for a new 30 GB model (to replace the 40 GB) and 60 GB model respectively. Apple eventually removed the traditional iPod (4G Monochrome) from the product line and the iPod photo became the new "iPod". These models debuted at 20GB and 60GB and lasted until October 2005, when the iPod (5G) was debuted.


Configurations and Price Points

The following models were sold as 'iPod photo':

October 2004

  • 40 GB $499
  • 60 GB $599

February 2005

  • 30 GB $349
  • 60 GB $449

The following models were sold as 'iPod':

June 2005

  • 20 GB $299
  • 60 GB $399

New Features

  • Color screen (65k colors)
  • Higher capacity model available (60gb)
  • Higher battery capacity (15 hours)
  • Color user interface
  • Photo display
  • TV-out

Key Technical Information

  • CPU Type: ARM7TDMI
  • CPU Speed: 2 x 80 MHz
  • ROM: 32 MB
  • RAM: 32 MB
  • Display: 2" Backlit LCD
  • Resolution: 16-bit color at 220x176 pixels
  • Video Out: Composite (audio port) & S-video (Dock Connector)
  • Hard Drive: 20 GB/30 GB/60 GB 4200 RPM (ATA-66)
  • Connectivity: USB & Firewire supported via Dock Connector
  • Dimensions: 20/30 GB: 4.1" H x 2.4" W x 0.63" D. 60GB: 4.1" H x 2.4" W x 0.75" D
  • Weight: 20/30 GB: 0.37 lbs. 60 GB: 0.40 lbs.

Box Contents

  • iPod (with plastic cellophane wrap. Some people used this as a temporary case before purchasing a hard cover.)
  • Instruction and CD pack. Includes iTunes Mac/PC and Windows drivers.
  • Standard Apple Earphones and two sets of foam covers.
  • USB cable. Used to transfer music from computer to iPod and charge its battery.
  • Apple USB Power Adapter (Used in conjunction with the included USB cable)


As with all clickwheel iPods, you can reset this iPod by first toggling the hold switch on and off and then simultaneously pressing the select (center) and menu buttons for approximately 5-10 seconds. This is a common fix should your iPod behave unexpectedly or lock up. Once reset, the iPod should display an Apple logo for a few seconds before showing the main menu. This procedure is similar to rebooting a computer and damages none of your music or data.


Other iPod models

iPod (1G) | iPod (2G) | iPod (3G) | iPod (4G Monochrome) | iPod (4G Color) | iPod (5G) | iPod classic
iPod U2 Edition | Harry Potter Collector's iPod | HP iPod
iPod mini | iPod nano (1G) | iPod nano (2G) | iPod nano (3G) | iPod nano (4G) | iPod nano (5G)
iPod shuffle (1G) | iPod shuffle (2G) | iPod shuffle (3G)
iPod touch | iPhone | iPhone 3G | iPhone 3GS