Yes, it's likely that the next camera is launched T6i. I just hope it has the same sensor 70D.
Canon is shrewd when it comes to milking profits from sensors. Consider that the T5i/700D did not get the latest version of the 18 MP APS-C sensor. The T5i's sensor has Hybrid CMOS AF (same sensor as the T4i and the EOS M), whereas the sensor used in the SL1/100D and the EOS M2 has Hybrid CMOS II AF (where the phase AF area covers 80% of the frame vs. just the central portion). That allows Canon to release another T#i-series body with a 'new' (to the line) sensor (but not the 70D's sensor). Put Digic 6 in there, and they're good to go with the T6i/750D.
I was being factious because of my frustration with Canon. In truth I think 2014 will be a good year for new hardware. I know that Canon has cited the 5DIII as one of their current success stories so I don't expect much there. This might be the 1DX going to 24MP or it might finally be the first of the new sensors.
I'm probably wrong but I think that the Nikon 800e caught Canon flat footed. Their sensors ruled the roost for a long time and the 800 was the point where they knew their current sensors could not continue to compete with the Sony's. Perhaps they were working a new line for a while but the Nikon's with Sony sensors really got their attention. I'm sure that it takes years and years before a sensor goes from design to profitable production. Hopefully, Canon is near then end of that cycle and we will see some significant new sensor technology. Canon has made real improvements everywhere but in sensors. Fortunately, they have held their market share but that can't last forever. Sony probably has another generation in the pipeline already.
Canon's sensor advantage came from their early adoption of the CMOS type sensor; they have fallen behind as other manufacturers also adopted this technology. Canon fabricate their own (large) sensors, which represents a considerable capital investment, and are therefore understandably keen to recapture the maximum value back from this. I think that Sony has an advantage here, because they sell so many sensors to other camera manufacturers, they can afford to move their sensors forward a fabrication generation more often than Canon. As much as I understand Canon's reluctance to invest in new fabrication technology at a time of recession and market contraction, I think that they've reached the end of the road with what they can squeeze out of their current technology. Either they will have to change their fabrication foundries over to newer sub-0.18 micron (or even sub-0.11 micron) process generation architectures, or they'll have to start subcontracting the manufacture of their sensor out to a third party foundry partner.
Sony does seem to have established itself as the dominant player in CMOS sensors at the moment, but it doesn't have the field all to itself; apart from Canon, Aptina have shown they can produce and Toshiba sensors have found their way into the Nikon line-up. Even the vaunted Olympus EM1, which everyone thought had a Sony sensor, turns out to be using a Panasonic sensor -another manufacturer that people were starting to question.
I presume that Sony would sell them sensors but at something of a markup. Nikon was able to absorb the cost and put at good cameras, although the 800 is not flying off the shelves and the 600 is headed towards a class action lawsuit. Dispite the outcry it was a really god day for Apple when they got in bed with Intel.