Apple fan boys and pretty much everyone are expecting the new iPad 3, but some rumors said that this won’t be the name for it. Instead of you getting an iPad 3, you will get an iPad HD.

The new iPad is expected to have features like the retina display, which will mean a higher resolution (2,048 x 1,536 pixels), in this way it makes sense of Apple calling it iPad HD.

There is information circulating from two of the most important accessories manufacturers Griffin and Belkin. This leak of information is a list of accessories for a so called “iPad HD”.

Gizmodo published two updates about this leak:


Update: A reader reports that a device called iPad HD has been appearing occasionally in Google analytics since April 2011. However, device names can be easily simulated using Chrome or Firefox browsers. His data also list a 2048 x 1536 device accessing the site during the same period, which coincides with the rumored resolution for the new iPad. However, this resolution could be a desktop monitor too. In fact, our own analytics show devices with this resolution accessing Gizmodo since 2009, but no iPad HD is to be found in our listings. Just iPad (no iPad 2 either).

Update 2: Scratch that. The reader says the device information is not from Google Analytics, but usage data from an application called Tapatalk, which runs on iOS, Android and Blackberry. This data can’t be spoofed (although the data can be doctored in any case). Here’s the graphic he forwarded to us:

 

iPad 3 or iPad HD? We will find out next Wednesday when Apple gives the real news to the world.