An outdoor cam is incredible and all but isn’t a dumb phone to smartphone gamechanger like the original iPhone. Imagine that Wyze eventually introduces a 4K solar-powered Outdoor Cam with support for 5Ghz, WPA3 security with protected management frames, IPv6 and 802.11be support, and compatibility with Apple HomeKit. It’ll still just be an awesome (relatively inexpensive?) camera like the iPhone 22 Pro Max will be just an impressive, relatively expensive smartphone. Why? Because we experience the iPhone 21, 20, 19, and below with full assumption that they’re coming…one day.
No, to be groundbreaking, you come up wth something so unexpected that it’s not considered impossible; it’s just not considered at all. “A phone that is a computer with color and a touchscreen?” So I think Wyze’s biggest product announcement since ??? should be an inexpensive Wi-Fi Mesh Network System. It would either expand wifi across all Wyze and other devices or integrate with the introduction of a new range of Wyze cameras that communicate via wifi mesh. These new Wyze mesh cameras would bring improved stability and speed that is not dependent on their proximity to the router, only to any closest Wyze cam. If I had to really think about it, I’d say this was a gamechanger because it would effectively render most of the forum reported problems obsolete. That’s a small joke, but you get my drift.
I know this technically falls under a “wishlist” category. But I do not impatiently wish for it now as a practical, inexpensive possibility, at least now. It’s a distant hope at best. I’m more so thinking out loud about why new iPhones are so ho-hum these days regardless of how great the actual phones are themselves. I think it’s because Wyze has already changed the world by reimagining overly expensive products into affordable ones. That’s a gamechanger. I just hope one day in the next five (or ten? sigh) years that they break some ground again. But truth be told, I’m quite happy just watching them disrupt one category after another.