The two hires reportedly include John Fenwick, who headed Google's spacecraft operations, and Michael Trela, the company's head of satellite engineering.
Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies startup estimates revenue of $30 billion from satelite internet by 2025.
Apple shares have risen nearly 23% year to date and have climbed 35% over the past 12 months. Today the stock was down 0.3% to $142 per share.
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