Yes, an iPod Shuffle can be used to import photos on an iPod. And iPhone.

iPod Photo In Dock
iPod Photo In Dock (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Someone had an iPod Photo, an iPod Photo, and an iPhone laying around.
  • So they got creative.
  • The result is a video with more cables, dongles, and iPods than most.

I've shared videos from the "Will It Work?" YouTube before and I'm doing it again because this might be one of the best ones yet. And it involves the iPod Photo which I bet a ton of people forgot even existed.

The video takes us down the twists and turns of memory lane as we watch an iPod Shuffle be used as the vessel for photos that will ultimately be transferred to an iPhone. But not before they've found their way to the aforementioned iPod Photo.

After that, we get to see a BlackBerry, one of Nokia's finest, and much more. And it all revolves around one of the forgotten iPods. Really, who didn't love the iPod Photo?!

In this video, I will attempt to connect a variety of devices to the iPod Photo, and see which ones can be used to transfer photos.

If anyone wants me I'll be trawling eBay for old iPods and random Nokia things to plug into it.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.