I develop systems for both Windows and IOS devices. Would "select" form fields to appear as a "spinning wheel" on IOS devices, and "normally" on Windows systems.
Found this online, Spinning wheel on webkit for iPhone/iPod touch – Page 11 – Matteo Spinelli's Cubiq.org -- but wondered if there's anything else available as jQuery or ??
Rendering of html elements such as <select> is browser dependent, having nothing to do with the backend server technology. When it hits the browser, it is simply seen as a <select>. If you need to override the default browser behavior, then a third party library might be a good solution. As an Android user, those spinners irritate me