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Released in November 2020, the 13" MacBook Pro features Apple's Arm-based M1 SoC with both an 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU. (Model A2338 / EMC 3578 with two Thunderbolt 3 ports)

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Why isn't the palm rest sensor Temperature showing up

I have been using iStat Menus to monitor the various temperature sensors, but, under the list of sensors there is no mention of palm rest left or right, I did try to find why this is happening but, couldn't find a definite answer because all the prior variants of the MacBook Pro 13 with Intel had it available & when I checked the data is also visible for the 14" & 16" MacBook Pro's with M1 Pro & Max chipsets, So if anyone has an idea to enable it or has Apple removed the sensor all together??, Please do let me know.

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Hey @saflan

Have you confirmed this behavior using software like TG Pro as i've found that to be a lot more reliable. iStat could just not show those sensors but I have never used it so i cannot confirm.

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Agreed! I've found TunaBellySoftware the makers of TG Pro much more with it!

The Apple M series SoC's are very different to the hot running Intel chips so the need of heavy thermal monitoring is not needed.


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