I don't think much work went into this years cMBP upgrade. It mostly looked like an upgrade of the processors.As much as I'd like to believe the rumor sites, and despite how dead on they've seemed to be lately, I wonder if Apple would have put in all the work updating the 13" if they knew they were going to introduce a retina model a mere four months later.
Then again, they may do like they did the 15" model, and release them side by side.
A good way to figure out a price would be to configure a 13" current model with 8 gigs and a 256gb ssd and deduct $100 or $200 from that, as they did with the 15".* By that reasoning, the price would be $1600 to $1700.
*So that way, they and all the reviewers can say, "Hey, it's pricey, but it's still cheaper than a similarly spec'ed classic model!"
Looks most likely to me! What I've learned from Apple is they are in no rush at all, they know their customers will wait. Even with fixes for iOS/OSX they just take their time. Remember the Mission Control/Expose thing? Even 10.7.4 didn't "fix" that and they keep it for ML so you all can say "Ahhh its new feature...". But I get used to it and I just like Apple products for my work and daily tasks.Apple likes to refresh lines incrementally. They already refreshed the macbook line. We should see an iPhone refresh this fall, then iPad in spring, then Macbook next summer.