HomePod mini has a secret temperature and humidity sensor

The news: Apple could enable new HomePod mini functionality through a software update, according to Mark Gurman (89.1% accurate).

  • iFixit has discovered a hidden temperature and humidity sensor inside
  • Gurman speculates Apple could enable new functionality for smart thermostats via a software update in the future
  • The original HomePod was just discontinued last week

Our take: It’s super interesting to the that we’re just now learning about this hidden sensor. Gurman is pretty strategic with the way he shares scoops, though, so perhaps this software update is coming pretty soon?