Sorry to break it to you, guys, but the 6D rumor is just wishful thinking .
Canon has both the high and low ends covered with new models: new 1DX, new 5DIII, new Rebel, new EOS-M system.
Together with a discounted 5DII, a discounted 7D, and a discounted 60D, they are all set for the holiday shopping season this year.
The 70D will be the next camera from Canon - likely in Jan/Feb next year.
"set for the high and low ends" -- agreed, except that there is no pro crop body (time will tell if this is deliberate or not). That aside, canon is still quite weak in two areas it seems to me.
1. The 60D may be discounted but it takes only a slighly clever customer to figure out how old it is.
2. In the advanced crop body space there is nothing, save the 7D which is (slightly) older than the discontinued 1D4. The 7D firmware udpate may be an attempt to squeeze one more drop out of this platform but imho all this does is make existing 7D owners happier and does little to make it attractive for holiday shoppers who know how old it is.
I want to know what Canon expects 1DX and 5D3 owners to puchase as a second body. right now there are no attractive options -- for new purchases I mean. If they don't want to loose holiday revenue they will have to either deliver or entice people to wait until after christmas to buy. and it better be something more attractive than a T4i in a 7D body.
It will be interesting to see if and when Canon makes a move in these areas.