According to firstnameatappledotcom, iOS 11.2.5 is ready and might be released as soon as Tuesday, January 23, 2018.
The update also includes the fix to address the crash caused by specially crafted malicious text that can cause iOS device to freeze.
Apple is preparing iOS 11.2 for public release. With the deployment of iOS 11.2 beta 6 which internally labeled as the Release Version.
Apple Pay Cash is expected to be made available following iOS 11.2 public release.
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