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The new Apple HomePod with a planned screen – and the HomePod mini has a hidden sensor

The new Apple HomePod with a planned screen – and the HomePod mini has a hidden sensor

The new Apple HomePod with a planned screen - and the HomePod mini has a hidden sensor

With the discontinuation of the full-size version of the Apple HomePod, I would not accuse you of wondering how future the HomePod mini has (still very new). But fresh news reveals that Apple isn’t done with the HomePod yet – it looks like a screen and camera version is in the works and it looks like the mini could do more than we ever knew.

First, Bloomberg reports that the HomePod mini has a temperature and humidity sensor that isn’t currently active, but that Apple could start to increase the credentials of smart home devices. The song says that “The company discussed internally the use of the sensor to determine the temperature and humidity of a room, so that thermostats connected to the Internet can adjust different parts of a house according to current conditions, according to people familiar with the situation.”