There is no reason Canon (or even Nikon) can't give us a Leica M9 killer:
Other than it's not their established market segment, and that the folk who would already buy rangefinders already buy leica rangefinders.
They are as different as chalk and cheese.
I want a mirrorless that is as versatile as a DSLR.
Apple skates to where the puck is going and waits for the market to catch up (which is why they charge a premium for their products).
No. they charge a premium for unique exclusive OS and user experience. Quite often they get it wrong. Quite often they dumb down. I'm an FCP user and will never be an FCPX user. So my next NLE is Adobe Premiere. My next platform, unless Apple GROW THE 'PUCK' UP is a PC. If apple don't want to give me a decent FCP, or a mac that can run Production suite decently, then they become the weakest link in my chain.
Adobe are doing great things. Flash is dead. But Apple have smelt smart device gold. Apple will not be relevant in production terms in 5 years. Apple will have went from equipment for creators to equipment for consumers,
Canon skates over the lines that other players have already skated in search for the puck, yet they want to charge a premium because they simply stamped a Canon badge on retreaded tech.
USM lenses. Best AF for last 20 years? First affordable DSLR. First Affordable FF? First affordable 20MP+ camera?
This camera is just a useless waste of time and R&D.
Nah, it will sell to loads of folk who trust canon but who aren't that into the specifics of working a camera.
It might not be what the enthusisast want. But they are a small segment already served well by the EOS range.
The PRo's wont want it. (No grip)
Lets face it. A mirrorless camera that respects legacy users. Olympus PEN (not OM) Nikon 1(Not F) Sony NEX (Not MAF) Samsung (Not K) Pentax Q (not K) if the canon can take a fully functional EF lens, even via an adaptor then it is ahead of everybody else (Sony get close, but no cigar)