Apple fans celebrate Steve Jobs' 57th birthday

Late Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs would have been 57 today. Fans are marking the date on and offline.

Steve Jobs introducing the iPhone 4 in 2010.
Steve Jobs introducing the iPhone 4 in 2010. James Martin/CNET

Today is the birthday of Steve Jobs, the late co-founder of Apple.

Jobs passed away last October , succumbing to a battle with pancreatic cancer. Had he lived, this would have been his 57th birthday.

Fans remembered him on Twitter today, with "happy birthday Steve Jobs" quickly becoming one of the service's top trends. According to the New York Post, an unofficial birthday party for Jobs is also planned outside outside Apple's flagship retail store in New York.

Following Jobs' death, interest piqued about the technology visionary and inventor. Jobs was the main topic and namesake of an authorized biography by author Walter Isaacson. He was also the subject of the main exhibit at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office highlighting some 300 inventions that bore his name.

Apple, for its part, held a private celebration of Jobs' life in late October, complete with speeches by former Vice President Al Gore and CEO Tim Cook, as well as performances by Nora Jones and Coldplay. That event, held at the company's headquarters, was later posted in video form to Apple's Web site, and is still available for viewing.

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Josh Lowensohn joined CNET in 2006 and now covers Apple. Before that, Josh wrote about everything from new Web start-ups, to remote-controlled robots that watch your house. Prior to joining CNET, Josh covered breaking video game news, as well as reviewing game software. His current console favorite is the Xbox 360.

 

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