iPhone X Suica Problem Index

1️⃣ iPhone X Suica Problem Q&A Exchange Guide
2️⃣ iPhone X Suica問題Q&A交換ガイド (Japanese)
3️⃣ Apple Internal Doc and iPhone X Users
4️⃣ iPhone X Suica Problem Index

iPhone X Suica problem coverage on this site is a journey of discovery and messy posts strung out over a year. Somebody coming to the problem for the first time might land on confusing and contradictory information. I have set redirects so that most earlier posts automatically redirect to the Q&A Exchange Guide. Posts listed below have not been deleted but can only be accessed by manually scrolling back.

iPhone X Suica Problem Narrative
(Posts without links automatically redirect to iPhone X Suica Problem Q&A Exchange Guide)

Identifying the disease (June 2018)
The iPhone X Suica Golden Boy
iPhone X Suica Problem a Design Flaw?
Testing the Revision B iPhone X Theory
iPhone X Suica Problem As Opportunity
(Once problem free iPhone X replacement units started appearing, a reader suggested tracking iPhone X manufacture dates and good vs. bad. This was key to finding the issue. I suspect that the suggestion came from an Apple employee.)

Finding the cure (July 2018)
Solving the iPhone X Suica Problem: Take the Replacement Challenge
Replace Your iPhone X: the Suica Problem is Everybody’s NFC Problem
iPhone X Users Outside of Japan Don’t Realize They Have NFC Problems

Confirmation (August 2018)
Revision B iPhone X Production Tally Update
You’re Holding It Wrong
iPhone 8 Logic Board Replacement Program: Next Up iPhone X
The Revision B iPhone X

Apple Denials (September 2018)
Apple Internal Support Doc Acknowledges iPhone X NFC Issue
Apple Internal Acknowledgment of iPhone X NFC Issue and what it means
Apple Event 2018 and Apple Values
iPhone X Reached 63 Million Units Driving Apple’s “Revenue Super Cycle”
iPhone X Suica NFC Problem: reader experiences

Other Posts Redirected to iPhone X Suica Problem Q&A Exchange Guide
(Observing symptoms without finding the cause or cure)

November 2017
iPhone X and Apple Pay Suica Store Reader Errors

(When iPhone X went on sale there were immediate indications from JR East that something was not right)

December 2017
iOS 11.2 Update and Apple Pay Suica Issues

iOS 11.2 Suica Notification Bug
iOS 11.2.5 Beta Fixes Apple Pay Suica Notifications
iOS 11.2.5 Beta 1 Report: Apple Pay Suica Performance
iOS 11.2.5 Beta 2 Update and Apple Pay Suica Maintenance Downtime
(By this time is was becoming clear that something was not right with iPhone X NFC)


January 2018
iOS 11.2.5 Arriving January 18?
iOS 11.2.5 Official Release Due This Week
iOS 11.2.5 Update Recommended for Apple Pay Suica Users
Rating Apple Pay Suica Performance in iOS 11.2.5
iOS 11.2.5 and Apple Pay Suica Error Flicker

February 2018
iOS 11.2.5 Apple Pay Suica Error Flicker in Action
iPhone X Apple Pay Suica Problem and Battery Optimization
iOS 11.2.6 Update
iOS 11.2.6 Apple Pay Suica Still Sucks on iPhone X

March 2018
Apple Pay Suica Error Flicker Fix
Apple Pay Suica Express Transit Error Flicker on iOS 11.3 beta
iOS 11.3 Update Does Not Fix The iPhone X Apple Pay Suica Error Problem
iPhone X Suica Problem

April 2018
Exchanging iPhone X: Week 1 “You’re Holding It Wrong”
Exchanging iPhone X: Week 2 “Show Us Your iPhone”
Exchanging iPhone X: Week 3 “Exchange Does Not Fix iPhone X Suica Problem”
iOS 11.4 Beta Does Not Fix The iPhone X Apple Pay Suica Error Problem
Transit Gate Error Mapping for iPhone X
The Aha Moment
iPhone X Suica Transit Gate Error Mapping #2

May 2018
iOS 11.4 Beta 3 Does Not Fix The iPhone X Apple Pay Suica Error Problem
iOS 11.4 Beta 4 Does Not Fix The iPhone X Apple Pay Suica Error Problem
No iPhone X Suica Fix in iOS 11.4 Update

June 2018
iOS 11.4.1 Does Not Fix The iPhone X Suica Problem

July 2018
iOS 12 Does Not Fix The iPhone X Suica Problem
Tracking the iPhone X Suica Problem
iOS 12 Beta 2 Does Not Fix The iPhone X Suica Problem
iPhone X Suica Problem: Quick Conclusions
iPhone X Suica Problem Unit? Do Not Install iOS 12 Public Beta

Other Site Coverage of iPhone X Suica Problem

-Michael Tsai Blog has an excellent digest of the iPhone X Suica Problem
-AppleInsider Mikey Campbell covered initial reports but not later developments

Advertisements