Why is does my cloned repo not contain the latest/most recent commits?
This occurs when deploys to your application started out with
git push ... and have then switched to using our platform API, typically via the GitHub integration or Dropbox Sync.
These API based deploys don't update the git repo for your app, which is one of the reasons we recommend using a dedicated service for source code management instead of relying on Heroku to store your git repo.
To get access to the latest code you can download the application slug using the Heroku Slugs plugin https://github.com/heroku/heroku-slugs