We can use iStat Menus and other software.

Is it possible to get the temperature of MacBook hardware components without extra software? To use only programs already installed/delivered with MBP?

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    Have you searched this site? : apple.stackexchange.com/questions/54329/…
    – Solar Mike
    Commented Jul 20, 2017 at 11:44
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    @SolarMike thank you, I haven't found this question before. Its about command line, which I would like to avoid if possible. The answers contain also deprecated software.
    – MikroDel
    Commented Jul 20, 2017 at 11:52

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There seems to be no discernable way to find the temperature of hardware components purely without 3rd party software.

Reference: https://discussions.apple.com/message/12919985#message12919985

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    I;m guessing this is right. The API aren’t around to easily script this. Now - there always is a python script that basically uses the objectiveC bridge to basically re-implement the third party apps that read the raw data and recreate temperature values from the built in sensors.
    – bmike
    Commented Jul 21, 2017 at 1:20
  • What about nowadays 5 years later?
    – minseong
    Commented Sep 11, 2022 at 18:11
  • No change @theonlygusti Feel free to drop a bounty on the linked questions if you think someone’s missing the boat. Hit us up on Ask Different Chat if needed to get a second “canonical” version of this alive if the normal process of editing and voting doesn’t work.
    – bmike
    Commented Sep 11, 2022 at 18:30

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