Thanks, John, this is the kind of news I have been waiting and wishing to hear from Canon at this point. That could also mean a 1DsMkV may not be too far behind. With some of the recent glass improvements, this could once again be a superb combination of bodies to cover everything and more for me. Let's hope the rumor is more real than not.
If they are skipping IV I would not be surprised (from a Japanese manufacturer)
right the have no love for number 4
That makes no sense. There's already a 1D Mark IV, so why not a 1Ds Mark IV? They should both be Mark V then... Or heck, at this point call 'em Mark VIII. Eight is a lucky number...