You need to update your iOS.
For newer iPads, the current iOS is 7.0.2. The Settings>General>Software Update only appears if you have iOS 5.0 or higher currently installed.
iOS 5: Updating your device to iOS 5 or Later
How to install iOS 6
iOS: How to update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
If you are currently running an iOS lower than 5.0, connect the iPad to the computer, open iTunes. Then select the iPad under the Devices heading on the left, click on the Summary tab and then click on Check for Update.
Tip - If connected to your computer, you may need to disable your firewall and anitvirus software temporarily. Then download and install the iOS update. Be sure and backup your iPad before the iOS update. After you update an iPad (except iPad 1) to iOS 6.x, the next update can be installed via wifi (i.e., not connected to your computer).
Tip 2 - If you're updating via wifi, place your iPad close to your router to preclude getting a corrupted download.
I do not want to update.I want to leave it on 5.1.1. . I just want to know what the problem is with the Apple App store suddenly not showing new apps since October 16. Updating the software should have nothing to do with the problem.
I appreciate you helping but my question was not how to update my Ipad it is why is the App store not showing new apps daily like it always has until 4 days ago. i cant be the only one with this happening to.