Apple sets the stage for the iPad 2 With the expected launch of the iPad 2 tomorrow, Apple is getting ready in San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Here are a few photos we grabbed outside the convention center. by James Martin @Jamesco March 1, 2011 12:15 PM PST comments 0 facebook twitter linkedin googleplus more more + email tumblr stumble delicious reddit pinterest digg CNET expects that the Apple event to be held tomorrow at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts' Novell Theater in San Francisco will be the unveiling of the iPad 2. James Martin/CNET Famously tight-lipped and secretive before product announcements, Apple security tries to block our cameras from peering through the front windows of the Novell Theater. James Martin/CNET Unhappy with our snooping around outside the theater Monday afternoon, Apple security stepped outside as I took this photo. James Martin/CNET The Apple logo on the wall inside the lobby of the Novell Theater. James Martin/CNET Passersby speculated that this might be Phil Schiller's $250,000 Aston Martin parked along 3rd Street in San Francisco yesterday. James Martin/CNET The flashy Aston Martin's license plate reads "V 007". James Martin/CNET Apple staff is set up on the second floor of the Novell Theater preparing for tomorrow's event. James Martin/CNET Colorful confetti-like dots cover the front of the Novell Theater along Howard Street in San Francisco yesterday. Tomorrow, Apple will hold an event CNET believes will be the launch of the second-generation iPad.