Ya never know. It would suck big time, though.
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Apple had no competing product with Beats as it does with Sonos (i.e. Apple HomePod). As to which Sonos speaker you would compare to the HomePod I'll leave that for you to decide. Sonos also reaches a wider market in that it also has appeal to the HT buyer where as the HomePod can't compete in that arena. Yet another reason to go the subsidiary route. Marketing strategies could develop independently as well.
This is all speculation. It would be interesting to hear from others. Cheers!
There could be some synergies by tying in with Homepod, AppleTV, and possibly bringing Siri to Sonos, but I'm not sure that would make it worth the investment.
I also think that there might be some competition for the product I could see Amazon making an offer, possible Google...maybe a relative outsider like Samsung. And although the current stock price is low, I don't think this is the best time to buy Sonos. I kind of think that time has passed, and I'm think Sonos wasn't interested in selling.
Apple generally makes relatively small acquisitions that fill gaps in its capabilities, rather than acquisitions that would fill in its product lines or increase its market share. Beats is the only exception I can think of, but the strategic fit was good in that case.