Why would it even be worth it from Canon's standpoint to develope a whole new line of bodies with a sensor that is neither fish nor fowl to fit in such a small $$$ window.
What the APS-H cheerleaders don't seem to grasp is that the APS-H format makes no sense anymore ... for Canon.
Obviously, the APS-H format has it its (small, vocal) fanbase.
From a business perspective, though, it makes zero business sense for Canon to continue the format.
Back in the days, Canon could charge $4K-$5K for the 1D-1DIV.
Not anymore - because Canon doesn't want to charge just $5K when they can charge $6-7K.
And of course they surely couldn't charge that much if the 1DX had a crop sensor.
By now there are hardly any savings from manufacturing APS-H sensors vs FF sensors.
At the same time, APS-H has the distinctive marketing disadvantage of being smaller than FF.
This intrinsic disadvantage can never be overcome – and hence APS-H cameras can never command the same prmium as similarly spec'd FF cameras.
This is the real flaw of APS-H, not its performance, lack of ultra-wides, etc..
So, those waiting for the return of the format in a cheaper body will be waiting forever.
Give it up .