UICollectionView fails to honour zPosition and zIndex - iOS 11 only

Number:rdar://34308893 Date Originated:7 September 2017
Status:Open Resolved:
Product:ios + SDK Product Version:ios 11
Classification: Reproducible:Yes

Summary: Zindex and ZPosition are not honoured in CollectionView headers

Steps to Reproduce:
Set up a collectionView with a header and cells. Set the zPosition or zIndex of the header to position it below the level of the cells. 

Expected Results:
Header is positioned below the level of the cells

Actual Results:
Header is positioned above the level of the cells, as if the zIndex or zPosition had not been changed

Add a small delay before setting the zPosition (0.35s seems to work)

This only occurs on iOS11 and only if building with XCode 9
Tested on XCode 9 beta 5 and XCode 9 beta 6. 
Simulator (SE and 6 tested) and Device (SE / ios11 beta).


A better workaround...

A better around is suggested in this StackOverflow reply:

"Set the header view layer's zPosition in willDisplaySupplementaryView".

No need to mess with hacky timers.

By foundry.tv at Nov. 24, 2017, 7:33 p.m. (reply...)

it seems fixed in iOS 11.1

I am still seeing the issue on iPad Air 2 (11.1.2), iPhone SE (11.2-beta 15C5110b))

By foundry.tv at Nov. 24, 2017, 7:40 p.m. (reply...)

update: building with XCode 9 GM and running on ios11 GM exhibits the same bug

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