Naw, Apple will never take over Wyze, Wyze is not their style, and it’s unnecessary when they can just get the same stuff from the same supplier anyway and make their own better modifications.
While there is some overlap, in general, Apple and Wyze cater to totally different sides of the market.
Apple: Upper high priced cutting edge innovation, easily understood and easily used, high reliability, with easy interoperability. Back in the day everyone used to actually mock Apple for all of these things, saying they were the type of computer you gave to your 100 year old grandma who doesn’t understand technology at all…and you get yourself a REAL computer instead…Apple capitalized on all this to make a dominating empire becoming one of the richest companies in the world. Who’s laughing at them now?
Wyze: generally inexpensive, lower to mid-range parts, not always super reliable, but affordable for anyone, design is not usually the sleekest on the market (because that would increase costs unnecessarily, though their designs are getting better). Firmware, ease of use, interconnectivity, etc are all toward the lower end of the market, but they reach a nearly untouched market that would otherwise not be able to afford [many] smart devices.
Don’t get me wrong, contrary to what the above seem to indicate, I love Wyze and I hate Apple, for many other reasons that are not listed here and not relevant to the discussion, but the fact remains that the two companies are nearly incompatible in their target markets. I’m not surprised Apple bought out XNOR.ai, but I would be absolutely shocked if Apple bought out Wyze…it’s just not their style. It would also be completely unnecessary for Apple to buy out Wyze. All they’d have to do is go talk to the same Supplier Wyze and Xiaomi talk to, and get their own versions of anything they want, and then just add their own proprietary connections to it and have their own programmers make the firmware their own, maybe make some design tweaks. Buying Wyze would cost them more than is necessary, going direct to the source (Wyze is mostly just a reseller after a few minor tweaks) and leveraging their own brand is more than good enough.
Plus, from a personal standpoint, if Apple did buyout Wyze, I would immediately sell off all my Wyze products and never touch the company again. I’d keep the touchless thermometer, handheld vacuum, and sell off anything that uses the network. I have no problem with others liking Apple, and in fact I want Apple to keep succeeding and driving innovation and competition and for others to like and use them, honestly, I am very supportive of such competition and their existence and the way they’ve improved technological progression. I love Apple for all those things…but for many reasons, I won’t personally use them myself.