Why do people keep calling the newer iPads, iPad 4 and iPad 5? When their names are iPad (4th Generation) and iPad (5th Generation), 4th Gen and 5th Gen for short. 5th Gen is what I think the next iPad will be called. I don't think Apple will go back to the past and call the next iPad, iPad 5. Even the editors here insist on using the very much less likely of the two possible names. I fail to understand why people simply refuse to name the product properly. This is an Apple fan site with some pretty fanatical Apple fans on it. That is cool. But for people who are that into Apple, they are pretty stubborn on using the incorrect name for the iPad.