The iPod Video The iPod may have changed the way we listened to music, but the iPod Video changed the way we watch videos. Announced in October 2005, Apple launched the fifth version of the iPod, which had the capability of not only playing music, but also being able to view photos and watch videos. It came in 30 GB, 60GB, and 80GB sizes, as more users packed videos and photos onto their devices. The iPod Video was the first iPod available in colors other than white, as black was introduced. The 30 GB model cost buyers $299, and the 60 GB model cost $399. The iPod Video is also the first and only iPod available with a brand on it, as the rock band U2 had their own special edition, costing $349.