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Apple sets the stage for next week's iPhone event (pictures)

Apple is prepping the Novellus Theater in San Francisco for the unveiling of its next big thing.

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James Martin is the Managing Editor of Photography at CNET. His photos capture technology's impact on society - from the widening wealth gap in San Francisco, to the European refugee crisis and Rwanda's efforts to improve health care. From the technology pioneers of Google and Facebook, photographing Apple's Steve Jobs and Tim Cook, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google's Sundar Pichai, to the most groundbreaking launches at Apple and NASA, his is a dream job for any documentary photography and journalist with a love for technology. Exhibited widely, syndicated and reprinted thousands of times over the years, James follows the people and places behind the technology changing our world, bringing their stories and ideas to life.
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Setting the stage for the next iPhone

Workers outside the Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco decorate the building in colorful decals in preparation for next week's launch of what is expected to be the next generation iPhone.
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3 of 15 James Martin/CNET

Setting the stage for the next iPhone

Workers outside the Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco decorate the building in colorful decals in preparation for next week's launch of what is expected to be the next generation iPhone.
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4 of 15 James Martin/CNET

Setting the stage for the next iPhone

Workers outside the Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco decorate the building in colorful decals in preparation for next week's launch of what is expected to be the next generation iPhone.
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5 of 15 James Martin/CNET

Setting the stage for the next iPhone

Workers outside the Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco decorate the building in colorful decals in preparation for next week's launch of what is expected to be the next generation iPhone.
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6 of 15 James Martin/CNET

Setting the stage for the next iPhone

Workers outside the Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco decorate the building in colorful decals in preparation for next week's launch of what is expected to be the next generation iPhone.
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7 of 15 James Martin/CNET

Setting the stage for the next iPhone

Workers outside the Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco decorate the building in colorful decals in preparation for next week's launch of what is expected to be the next generation iPhone.
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8 of 15 James Martin/CNET

Setting the stage for the next iPhone

Workers outside the Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco decorate the building in colorful decals in preparation for next week's launch of what is expected to be the next generation iPhone.
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9 of 15 James Martin/CNET

Setting the stage for the next iPhone

The Apple logo is visible through the windows of the Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco.
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10 of 15 James Martin/CNET

Setting the stage for the next iPhone

Workers outside the Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco decorate the building in colorful decals in preparation for next week's launch of what is expected to be the next generation iPhone.
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11 of 15 James Martin/CNET

Setting the stage for the next iPhone

Workers outside the Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco decorate the building in colorful decals in preparation for next week's launch of what is expected to be the next generation iPhone.
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12 of 15 James Martin/CNET

Setting the stage for the next iPhone

Workers outside the Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco decorate the building in colorful decals in preparation for next week's launch of what is expected to be the next generation iPhone.
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13 of 15 James Martin/CNET

Getting there

Workers outside the Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco decorate the building in colorful decals in preparation for next week's launch of what is expected to be the next generation iPhone.
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14 of 15 Josh Lowensohn/CNET

Nearly there

The Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco nearly wrapped up on Saturday morning.

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Still under construction

The Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco nearly wrapped up on Saturday morning.

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