Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities is now predicting that Apple tablet shipments are going to drop this year. Kuo expects that Apple will only refresh the iPad Air, rather than push more tablets like an update to the iPad mini or the new iPad Pro. Kuo thinks the chances are "slim" for an iPad mini this year. He also thinks that because it will focus on finishing the software for the iWatch, Apple won't be able to finish the software for the iPad Pro.
Of course, Kuo also tempered these more risky predictions with one that is just logic. He says that the next iPad Air will feature an A8 processor and a TouchID sensor. That's as safe a bet as you can get.