Actually a pretty good metaphore by +Nate Swanner
The reality is that it is not a matter of bad luck that Apple is having these problems but rather bad management.
And notably this is not a post-Jobs problem:
"...I will spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong...I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this." (Steve Jobs)
The company should have never let Job's emotions (or his medication) get the best of him that way. After all the company has it's own fumbled history in this area that should have guided it to at least do something differently this time. Instead they are following the same control-freak model that lost them the PC wars in the 80's.
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.