Do you believe every ... yearly CR thread regarding 35mm 1.4L II, 100-400 L II etc?
Actually I believe that the threads relating to 35 L II and the 100-400L II are created twice every quarter. Of course it is usually nothing short of arrant nonsense but it's fun while we are at it!
Back on topic, Canon does seem to giving importance to the compact segment where everyone seems to be losing market share to smartphones. IMHO, it is a losing battle but then they may try some new tech in the compact segment only for it to filter into the DSLR products.
No mirrorless iteration though ... I would have thought of an update to the EOS-M but then probably not.
BTW, what is it with the EVF (External View Finder)? Will this be the same as an Electronic View-Finder? Just wondering whether Canon will release a FW update allowing the flash hotshoe to communicate with the EVF making them usable for DSLRs / EOS-M. That said, I personally wouldn't bother with it unless it gives me focus peaking.