iPodlounge has posted its initial impressions of Apple’s new iPod Photo as well as an excellent photo gallery of the new device. “Having played with the 60GB iPod Photo a bunch, it’s fair to say that the haters have at best a 30% chance of proving right on this one,” writes Jeremy Horwitz. “Apple made at least three mistakes with the device–making its photo features less than intuitive to use in iTunes; seemingly requiring a potentially lengthy initial “optimizing” process for photos to be iPod-ready; and pricing it at a unfriendly US$599. But they’ve done at least as many things right. Very right. The iPod Photo’s new screen is wickedly beautiful, turning on quite unexpectedly with a vivid blue Apple logo and using an interface that’s half iPod, half Mac OS X.”