I didnt use cocos2d since 2013. reason was cctextbox wasnt have cursor location with magnifier( in IOS) similar to UITextField.
can you refer me a better CCTextField class that have a cursor location with magnifier (long tap) functionality ?
or if it is still not defined need a way to embed native IOS inputfield control into cocos2d scene ?
CCTextField uses a UITextField on iOS and has all the usual features - long tap for magnify, cut+paste+copy etc. Not sure when it changed to have those, but you should give the latest version a try again.