There's a reason Canon doesn't use Sony sensors. It's bad for having a competitive edge, like Apple oursourcing their LCD parts to Samsung, which resulted in Samsung turning around and becoming their largest competitor using the same tech. Canon's a little behind on their R&D, or they're with-holding it for some reason we're not completely aware of, and I think frustrations from people on both sides - those who are tired of this, and those who are tired of the vocalness of the first group - are what's causing the animosity. Some statements from both sides, name-calling or those threatening to jump ship and saying controversial statements that Canon is basically going to die / isn't competitive anymore are what feeds the fire.
I totally understand why Canon doesn't outsource sensor production to Sony. I meant more "Sony equivalent". I honestly do not care at all about the argument or taking sides on it because, as I said, Canon is doing what I want it to do for what I shoot, for the most part. I'm just getting super exasperated with a couple people here straight up denying reality. Its like watching an evolution or climate change debate.
You are definitively right with purchased sensors!
It is not like in computer business, where you earn enough money to build a new chip factory after some month.
On the other hand, I can understand, that some of CR´s are dissatisfied as other manufacturers do produce Cameras that are superior in specific facts and Canon does not meet this. And Canon is willed to maximise their profits, maybe to finance other developments. Why build a new factory, when we still can sell the current sensor? Or maybe it is true, that Digic 6 is not able to hande 24MP plus (heared at an Nikon workshop)?
Wait for the real announcement and see what not menioned features are insid this body.
And wait for the first real reviews on the product. THEN we can discuss, if this product meets our needs - or not.