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Friday, February 24, 2012, 08:34 am PT (11:34 am ET)

Fans commemorate 57th birthday of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs

Friday would have been the 57th birthday of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who passed away last October after a long battle with cancer.

Jobs was born on Feb. 24, 1955, in San Francisco, Calif. In recognition of this, the phrase "Happy Birthday Steve Jobs" was a worldwide trending topic Friday on the social networking site Twitter, where thousands of users remembered the late inventor.

"Happy Birthday Steve Jobs. Innovation wouldn't be the same without you," the official Twitter account of General Electric wrote.

A popular tweet among users has been: "3 Apples changed the world: Adam and Eve's forbidden apple, Newton's apple and finally Steve Jobs's Apple. Happy Birthday Steve Jobs."

A year ago, Apple celebrated the birthday of Jobs by releasing new MacBook Pro models with new high-speed Thunderbolt ports and Intel's Sandy Bridge processors. There was a rumor that the company wanted to launch a third-generation iPad to commemorate Jobs's birthday this year, but that proved to be incorrect. Apple is expected to hold an event to announce its next iPad on March 7.

Included below is Jobs's memorable commencement speech to graduates of Stanford University in 2005, in which he spoke about his thoughts on life and death.