The news debunking the rumor comes from The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple, who is someone who knows Apple. However, there is no real surprise that the iPad won't be part of the September 10th event. Apple has never mixed the announcements for its products. There are always three separate events - iPhone/iPod, iPad, and Mac - and there is really no reason to expect any different this year. And, let's all remember that the new rumor saying otherwise came from a bit that was "buried deep in a Bloomberg article" on an unrelated topic.
But, there is some interesting news to report on the new iPad - we have more pics of the device itself. We've seen leaked pics before, and these don't have much new about them, but they do confirm that the new iPad will have aesthetics similar to the iPad mini with the metal body. And, it also looks like there will not be a flash on the new iPad, despite hopes otherwise.