You're focusing on the wrong part of the problem.
You're unable to answer a direct question. I asked one, your answer was a total fail, and now you want to change the subject to a question you think you do know the answer to, even though you're failing to answer your own question correctly. Sigh.
Sales are declining so the challenge is to sell more units.
The best way to sell more units is to make the unit more attractive to buyers.
New features, be they software or hardware are a good way to make something more attractive to buyers.
So it sounds like you're agreeing with me that new FF cameras with new technology (at least DPAF) is a good idea for Canon's product range.
Of course new technology is a good idea...necessary, in fact. To date, your whole schtick on these forums has been that Canon's sensors are inferior (because they offer less low ISO DR than SoNikon). It's been thoroughly explained to you that Canon's lower low ISO DR has been a fact for years, and they're still the market leader. You've also frequently stated that Canon's lesser low ISO DR demonstrates their failure to innovate. DPAF has been a frequent response (by me and others) to your whining, and now all of a sudden it's your idea that DPAF is a great new technology, and I'm agreeing with you??
It's sad that you can't even get your own story straight. Total metacognitive fail.
Why do you persist in making every conversation a personal statement about who said what when? I'm really not interested in commenting on this because it is a distraction from this thread. Your comment above has absolutely nothing to do with the 5D3 being phased out or new technology from Canon, it is all about trying to draw me into an argument or discredit me for something or another. That doesn't make for very stimulating conversation in my books but you seem to enjoy it. When will you learn that personal attacks and remarks just don't belong in this forum or on this website? And as always, you're playing the man to win, not the ball. Maybe that works for you in political discussion at work but it won't work here.
What I am interested in here (and here being this thread) is what Canon will do in terms of sensor development in both the 7DII and followup cameras. There's no DPAF in FF DSLRs yet so that is one feature that we may see debut (it is already present, to a limited extent, in some EOS C series) in new FF DSLRs in 2015.
But that's a really boring discussion to have since it is already about an existing feature and doesn't really suit a rumors thread.
Now the idea that Canon will do something multi-layerish in the 7DII is interesting and if they do then the follow on expectation will be for it to appear in FF DSLRs next year too. The absence of a new lower end APS-C camera (xx0D) makes for interesting speculation that they've held off releasing a new camera because they realise there's no point in making it as the 7DII will make it seem irrelevant. When you put all of the rumors together plus this one that Canon may have stopped production of the 5D3 already then it is a bigger picture worth looking at.
That's a discussion I'm interested in and if you're not interested in it then please don't respond to this post with questions or statements that lead in different directions (unless you want them to go unanswered.)
If you want to engage in further discussion with me in this thread then talk to me about what new things Canon could do with its sensors in the 7DII and FF DSLRs following it. If you don't want to talk to me about what new and exciting things Canon could be bringing to DSLRs then kindly find another thread or just don't reply because that's not a conversation that I'm interested in having.
Oh, I do realise that from a Canon marketing perspective they really don't want people to expect new things in a 5D4 as close as Feb/Mar 2015 as that might stop people buying a 5D3 now. That's not my problem and I'll leave it to Canon's marketing droids to continue talking about how the current lineup is already sufficient for everyone's needs.