The answer is both yes and no. The new Minis only support iPod Classic 4th gen. on. I know because I have a 3rd gen and researched this several months ago. Somewhere deep in the bowels of Mini literature, it states this, but I couldn't find it just now. You can play older ones with an AUX cable, you just won't get any screen info. I'm hoping Apple comes out with the new generation iPod this year - it's long overdue, and rumored that it will have many of the features of the iPhone 6.