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This news comes just 3 days after Apple announced a new SVP that will take over both Retail and Online Stores. A move that makes perfect sense as it's an essential move towards a full omni channel play that can deliver a completely seamless customer experience merging the physical and virtual worlds.
Although maybe a coincidence, it certainly seems like if it wasn't, it was inevitable. See the MacRumors and AllThingsD articles for more details.