I am surprised to see ion-select defaulting to using the AlertController versus the platform built-in, but I defer to the wisdom of Ionic’s UI designers. One suggestion, though: I have a select with more options than can be viewed at once in the alert, so it scrolls, which is fine. But it seems to me that the currently selected option should be visible when the alert pops up, in other words, it should auto-scroll to reveal the checked option. By any chance has somebody already implemented this?
later: I filed an issue on this: https://github.com/driftyco/ionic/issues/8688