I have a very strong suspicion that the rumors of rMBP with Haswell processor started as nothing but a rumor that grew out of control. I've followed the rumors since February with different release dates according to Kuo and ilk and NOTHING has been remotely close to the truth. Even back in June when Air was announced and Apple mentioned plans for Mac Pro, nothing was mentioned with regard to rMBP with Haswell. Sadly, this has been a case for willing something to happen based on a rumor that was created from a source whose predictions have been wrong more than accurate. Hey, a stopped clock is wrong twice a day. If you need a rMBP, buy now. This wait has been a waste of time and I wish I had not fallen for it. As much as we want Apple to release new hardware, believing rumors will not make it so.