It's like he had no PR help writing this. Why not just say, "I speculated about Jobs' health and Apple's future (post-Jobs). I regret doing so, and I apologize to Jobs and his family." That's all he needed. He will have plenty of opportunity to defend his thoughts on open vs. closed. Trying to spin it the way he did just makes his apology as offensive as the comments.
I had the first generation and the 3Gs. Never dropped either of them once. I got the iPhone 4 in August and have dropped it at least half a dozen times. I think it is the metal bands/antennae on the sides. It seems to just slide right out of my fingers.
The lawsuit is a load of BS, though.