iPod Photo Needs a Direct Camera Connection

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Date: Thursday, October 28th, 2004, 08:14
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What the iPod Photo needs is a firmware update and a small dock connector to USB adapter that allows you to plug your digital camera directly into the iPod to download photos. Belkin’s US$99 Media Reader for iPod w/ Dock Connector is just too big and slow to want to travel with. In fact, if Apple allowed you to connect your iPod Photo directly to your digicam, you could shoot almost limitless photos, bypassing the expensive proprietary memory card completely.
Are there any technical limitations to doing this? What other interesting firmware upgrades can we expect for the iPod Photo over the next 12 months? Color can really open the door to a lot of new innovation with the iPod…


What the iPod Photo needs is a firmware update and a small dock connector to USB adapter that allows you to plug your digital camera directly into the iPod to download photos. Belkin’s US$99 Media Reader for iPod w/ Dock Connector is just too big and slow to want to travel with. In fact, if Apple allowed you to connect your iPod Photo directly to your digicam, you could shoot almost limitless photos, bypassing the expensive proprietary memory card completely.
Are there any technical limitations to doing this? What other interesting firmware upgrades can we expect for the iPod Photo over the next 12 months? Color can really open the door to a lot of new innovation with the iPod…

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