The squeeze on the P&S digitals is going to increase to a merge with phones, you can see it coming. I have two daughters for instance who have P&S units and DSLR's, good ones, from both Canon and Nikon, lounging in their closets because a real camera, of any kind, is just one more hassle when you have small children in tow and their iPhones, for them, do a passable job, even better than passable.
Let me engage in some speculation. From a pricing strategy standpoint Canon is heading for a box canyon kicking and screaming and making mistakes IMHO. If they really wanted to put the big hurt on Nikon and everyone else (who likely have higher cost structures from lower volume), they would significantly push down the DX cameras to try and increase revenue there as P&S goes away, move the crippled and decontented FX like 6D initially to just under say, $1499, to meet that point that the 7D occupied at one time. What about the 70D you ask? I might be bold enough to offer the 70D for say, $1399, just enough above the N7100 to imply it is better and a feature set that outshines the 6D just like now and then start squeezing Nikon, who can't possibly have my economies of scale, to perhaps make them less profitable, but not predatorially so, as they squirm with the continuing degradation of the P&S business. Canon is sitting there thinking that they are still on the front end of the life-cycle curve with things like the III and 6D and, speculating again, it is sneaking up on them. I smell panic. And mistakes.