Can't write in searchBox on on iPhone 8

On my iPhone 8, when I go to and focus the input with id searchBox (top left corner) it wont allow me to write and get relevant results. Maybe css related -webkit-user-select: text; or touchstart event and give it focus()

Screenshot is from PC but for reference purposes.

This problem occurs both in Safari v. 604.1 and Chrome v. 74.0.3729.155