Wait if You're Worried About iPad Air 3 Problems
New products often come with an early set of problems. If that concerns you you might want to wait a few weeks before buying one.
The iPad Air 3 runs Apple's iOS 12 operating system out of the box. In fact, we expect the device to run the upcoming iOS 12.2 update out of the box. The iOS 12.2 update is going through a beta, but problems will slip through the cracks.
Apple will likely fix some of these issues in the weeks ahead so it might be worth it to sit out until Apple's delivered a new version of iOS 12.
There's also a chance the device is plagued with a hardware issue or two and some of these issues might require a fix from Apple.
If you can't handle dealing with issues right out of the box, you might want to hold off on a pre-order and wait a few weeks for the first batch of iPad Air 3-specific bug fixes to arrive.