wrong frame size in viewDidLoad [duplicate]
It's a very similar question to ios setContentOffset not working on iPad ... And my answer is the same as there:
"You should not initialise UI geometry-related things in
viewDidLoad, because the geometry of your view is not set at this point and the results will be unpredictable.
viewWillAppear: is the correct place to do these things, at this point the geometry is set so getting and setting geometry-related properties makes sense."
This also applies to getting geometry-related properties. Don't get distracted by it's behaving correctly in one circumstance and not in another... The main point is that setting/getting geometry properties too early will yield unpredictable results.
Your screen looks correct because you are seeing the results after
When using autolayout in ios6, frames are not set until subviews have been laid out. The right place to get frame data under these conditions is in the viewController method
This is called after
viewWillAppear:. But take care - they are not always called together. For example,
viewDidLayoutSubviews is called after a rotation,
viewWillAppear: is not.
viewWillAppear: is called every time a view becomes the visible view*,
viewDidLayoutSubviews not necessarily (only if the views needed relaying out).
(* unless the app was backgrounded and is becoming the foreground app, then
viewWillAppear: is not called)