H/T John Gruber http://www.strictlyvc.com/2014/11/12/unrest-nest/ I think this anecdote highlights one reason Apple didn't go after Nest: Tony Fadell. Can't see his style meshing well with Cook and the current executive team. And I doubt he would have sold to Apple without coming back to the company and reporting directly to Cook. EDIT: Nest reviews on Glassdoor aren't great. With the picture they paint of Tony Fadell I can see why Apple wouldn't have wanted him back. Another Steve Jobs wannabe.