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29th October 2011, 07:32 AM
I've noted a strange behaviour with Safari on IOS5 on the iPad.

Visit a website (such as Mactalk) on Thursday and land on the main page (for consistency). Visit the same page the next day and navigate around the site. But go 'back' from one page to the previous and you get the page from the day before. It happens with most sites. I wait for the page to load and then refresh and it's all good. Anyone else noticed? I'm wondering if it's the improved cached performance on IOS5 and it's fetching the page from cache instead of looking for changes?

30th October 2011, 12:25 AM
I've noticed this too. Sometimes I will be browsing reddit or a news site, and go off to do something else, and then when I jump back into Safari I'm seeing a version of the website that's a few days old. A simple refresh fixes it, but it always confuses me for a second when it happens.

Mac Monk
1st November 2011, 10:43 PM
It's a complete pain the arse!