iOS Six Fix

Last Christmas I gave you my bug report. Well, more of a whinge really. Scott put together a much better bug report and test page:

When the meta viewport tag is set to content=”width=device-width,initial-scale=1”, or any value that allows user-scaling, changing the device to landscape orientation causes the page to scale larger than 1.0. As a result, a portion of the page is cropped off the right, and the user must double-tap (sometimes more than once) to get the page to zoom properly into view.

Yes, it’s the old orientation and scale bug in Mobile Safari.

I’m pleased to report that as of iOS version 6, this bug seems to have finally been squashed. Hallelujah!

Given the relatively rapid upgrade path for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users, it won’t be long until we can remove our clever solutions for working around this problem.

Stand down, hackers, stand down. This bug has been taken care of.

Jeremy caught the mantis

Have you published a response to this? :

Previously on this day

8 years ago I wrote Ending September

I travelled. I talked.

9 years ago I wrote Responsive enhancement

A responsive refresh of that takes progressive enhancement to the next level.

10 years ago I wrote Small pieces, loosely joined by machine tags

Screen-scraping to make API calls.

12 years ago I wrote Lock up your data

It’s 10pm. Do you know where your data is?

15 years ago I wrote Web video roundup

Clean out your fat pipes, here comes some bandwidth-sucking fun.

16 years ago I wrote Olde England

I spent the weekend with my old pals from Hamburg, Schorsch and Birgit, who were in town for a quick visit.

17 years ago I wrote Body art meets architecture

Somebody is going around piercing buildings in Brighton & Hove.

18 years ago I wrote First Language Gene Found

Good news for Noam Chomsky. Scientists in England claim to have isolated a gene directly related to language.