The HomePod Mini may have hidden capabilities that Apple has yet to announce. A sensor capable of reading humidity and temperature would be integrated inside the small speaker, with Apple having discussed within the company how the sensor could connect to smart thermostats and potentially help adjust. settings in a home, Bloomberg reports.
Smart devices use sensors to trigger actions. Motion sensors, for example, can turn on lights in a dark hallway, water sensors can alert people that there may be a leak in a home, and temperature sensors can help control fans and heaters. thermostats.
The sensor is said to be located on the bottom edge of the HomePod MiniGearBrain
The Apple HomePod Mini’s temperature sensor is made by Texas Instruments, is located inside the speaker at the bottom, and measures 1.5 by 1.5 millimeters. And currently, there is nothing Apple mentioned in the description of the device that indicates a type of support for a temperature or humidity sensor.
Apple just pulled the original HomePod for $ 299 over the past two weeks, with the HomePod Mini currently being the only smart speaker the company still produces, you can still pick up the original HomePod from the Apple Store in White until. when stocks last.
The new $ 99 HomePod Mini launched in 2020, Apple’s first small-sized smart speaker. The device stands 3.3 inches tall, is available in white and gray, with four microphones inside.