It’s a big day for Apple. The industry titan has released new MacBookPro models, an OS X Lion preview has been seeded to develepors, and the man himself, Steve Jobs, turns 56 years old today!

The world would be a much different place without Steve’s influence on the technology sphere. He has been quoted admitting he never knew he would have such success when he started Apple with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne in a garage circa 1976.

Steve Jobs has been responsible for some of the most successful products in modern history. For years, Steve has been leading the team that brought us the Mac, iTunes, iPod, iPhone, and iPad (not to mention all of his other work with Pixar).

You can wish Steve a happy birthday at happybirthdaystevejobs.com alongside the 15,000+ other people that have already done so. It’s fun to imagine Jobs sitting with his iPad by a fireplace tonight and looking through the thousands of birthday wishes that people have left for him.

Currently, Steve Jobs is on a medical leave of absence from Apple. He is focusing on his health issues and working behind the scenes with the Apple team.

We wish Steve a very happy birthday and a speedy recovery. Hopefully he is enjoying a nice day with his family.

Have a great day, Steve! We wish you nothing but the best.