Apple Computer Inc. today released new versions of its popular iPod digital music player, cutting prices and expanding memory capacities.

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CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple Computer Inc. today released new versions of its popular iPod digital music player, cutting prices and expanding memory capacities.

The price of the 4-gigabyte iPod mini was cut $50 to $199. A new 6-gigabyte version will sell for $249.

The 60-gigabyte “iPod photo,” which can display photos on its small color screen or when connected to a TV set, was cut from $599 to $449. A new 30-gigabyte model for $349 replaces a 40-gigabyte version for $499.

Apple also said it expects to start selling a cable that allows the transfer of photos straight from a digital camera to an iPod photo, eliminating the need for a computer. The iPod Camera Connector is expected to be available in late March for $29.

Apple shares rose $1.21, or 1.4 percent, to $86.50 in early trading today on the Nasdaq Stock Market.