The iPhone maker has reportedly hired two of rival Google’s top satellite executives for a new hardware team, which could point to plans in that area, according to a report Friday by Bloomberg.
The two execs are John Fenwick, who led Google’s spacecraft operations, and Michael Trela, who was head of satellite engineering. They now report to Greg Duffy, co-founder of the camera company Dropcam, another former Googler, according to the report. Nest, a division under Google’s parent Alphabet, bought Dropcam in 2014. But Duffy left Nest last year in part because of disagreements with Nest co-founder Tony Fadell, a former Apple exec.