Image assets vanishing?


I have a folder assets/images/page1 with a bunch of images (19 to be exact). These images are used in an ion-slides as the first page of the app. On a later page I am trying to use some of the same images but they fail to load. The img elements are simply empty.

This happening on only on my iPad as far as I can tell. This app doesn’t support other platforms or devices.

I’m guessing it’s something to do with the ion-slides lazy-loading/disposing the images.

Copy pasting the images into a different folder with the same names works fine, it just means I’m duplicating assets and increasing app size.

Is there anyone with better knowledge of these tools who can explain to me what’s happening?

My system info:
Cordova CLI: 6.4.0
Ionic Framework Version: 2.0.0-rc.2
Ionic CLI Version: 2.1.4
Ionic App Lib Version: 2.1.2
Ionic App Scripts Version: 0.0.39
ios-deploy version: 1.9.0
ios-sim version: 5.0.10
OS: Mac OS X Sierra
Node Version: v6.9.1
Xcode version: Xcode 8.1 Build version 8B62