iOS 11.2.5 Update Recommended for Apple Pay Suica Users (U)

The iOS 11.2.5 update is available for download. I recommend it for all Apple Pay Suica users and especially iPhone X Apple Pay Suica users. The Apple Pay improvements include:

A fix for the iMessage CoreText “Text Bomb” is included as well. Full release notes here.

iOS 11.2.5 has been the first iOS 11 release that comes almost comes into focus for me on iPhone X. The teething issues of iOS 11 on iPhone X are gone mostly gone. Speed, Suica performance, stability finally reach equilibrium. I hope things stay here awhile.

Overall speed and Suica performance is improved from previous versions of iOS 11. However there are some lingering Apple Pay Suica performance issues on iPhone X. iPhone 8 / 8 Plus and Apple Watch Series 3 work great.  I hope Apple continues improve iPhone X Apple Pay Suica performance in future updates.