Wait if You're Worried About iPad mini 5 Problems
There's a chance the iPad mini 5 is plagued with some annoying hardware and software issues. If that concerns you you might want to wait a few weeks before buying one.
The new iPad runs the company's new iOS 12 operating system out of the box. More specifically, we expect the device to run the upcoming iOS 12.2 update. iOS 12.2 is going through a beta, but problems will slip through the cracks.
Apple will likely fix some of these issues in the weeks ahead and it might be worth it to wait for those and problems to die down before buying a new device.
There's also a chance we see hardware problems 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 mini 5-specific bug fixes to arrive.