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Apple has released iOS 16.3, which adds the ability to use a security key to lock down your Apple ID. It also tweaks the Emergency SOS call system, includes a new “Unity” wallpaper, and adds support for the second-gen HomePod.
Last year, Apple announced the hardware key feature, which lets you use something like a Yubikey as a second factor to log in to your Apple account, as part of a push to help people lock down their iCloud accounts.
We also anticipate that iOS 16.3 will support some nice new features for HomePod Mini owners after those devices get a new software update as well. The most notable change is that the smart speakers will act as temperature and humidity sensors, which you can use in automations. The update may also let…