Be careful with that date. It could happen, but check Canon Price Watch graphs for historical price levels.
I guess it ain't movin' fast...by Feb to May it could hit 2750 without much fanfare or too many tears shed.
There is a good reason why prices go up after the first of the year. Canon's fiscal year ends December 31. Their profits for the year are based on FY sales. In order to lower inventory and to maximize sales, prices drop in November and December to their lowest levels of the year.
I agree, but with the 5D3 (and I would wager with the the upcoming 6D), there are more fundamental miscalculations of the overall market and demand which are being corrected with the price drops.
If you look at the 5D2 graphs at cpw, after a modest initial dip they held the price for two years stably before the inevitable drop with newer models. So they do the fisical year deals at the end of year on those items that could use a bit of additional push, not on items that are selling well.
But with 5D3, the significant drop in price months after release, hints at something more "structural" going on in their revenue calculations.