One shouldn't expect Dual Pixel sensors manufactured by Sony. No way..... You said it all by yourself:
So probably Canon will manufacture most of their FF bodies with own, home-manufactured sensors and use only Sony sensor for a special high quality (DR, high resolution) body. That makes a lot of sense because high resolution Dual Pixel FF sensor (being effectively 2 x 46 MPix sensor) would generate enormous stream of data that would need processing not only for stills but also video (scaling, denoising etc.) and AF (dual pixel, CDAF).
... would generate enormous stream of data that would need processing not only for stills but also video...That means that they would have to use DIGIC CPUs sensors with DPAF (CANON sensor tech). That means they can't be SONY.
They wouldn't even have to do that. I don't think there's anything amazingly complex about dual-pixel from a design and fabrication point of view. I'm pretty sure Sony would already be selling chips with DPAF capabilities if they didn't have to work around Canon's patents.+1
I think you missed the point of this forum. It is called rumors for a reason. Wouldn't be much talk here if it only reported things written in stone. I think its interesting to hear peoples ideas and just maybe from time to time some Canon people will visit to see what we want them to improve.
No - I did not. Yes it is NOT a stone. Quite correct. And yet this rumor is old as Canon MF. I wonder when will be next speculation about the old rumor about it ;-)
As for Canon reading what is going on here on this forum... You must have been reading some of my previous post here. ;-)