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
    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
    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

  • 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
    Jul 21, 2017 at 1:20

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