Yes this is a strange issue and just want to confirm that I have understood the current state of the work around.
I was unable to use the select pickers on iOS as the option would not be selected until I hit an area of the screen outside the select picker, this was the case when I had
So as suggested here I changed this to be false which did make the select picker better on iOS as you can click the done button in the accessory bar but this does not feel very 'native'?
Is what I have describe above correct regarding this issue? And if so is this the way to be dealing with it at the moment?