As much as it pains me to admit this, the concepts in "Material Design" are much more thought through than Apple's default ios styles. In fact, with a few very pointed distinctions, most of the concepts in material are inspired by what most top-tier not-from-Apple ios apps end up doing.
Because Apple just had the best quarter ever and released new product category developed under Cook's leadership. He first proved his leadership of Apple beyond a shadow of a doubt before bringing any attention at all to himself. Very measured and responsible move, as usual.
Good for him! And he couldn't have picked a better time to do it, either. After the last quarter, even the most backward person cannot deny that he isn't doing an awesome job running the biggest company on earth.
The thing that video doesn't show is 1: activating the Google wallet app, 2. Entering the PINApple pay can be a single step, even though the AppleInsider video for some reason made it 2. You point your phone -- already with your thumb over touchid -- at the terminal.
Sounds like the extreme version of office perks so extensive that you stop having any other kind of life.
Need to eat? Go to the company cafeteria. Sick? Come in to work anyhow and go to the company clinic. Need to wash your clothes? No you don't, there's an on-site dry cleaner.
Thinking about starting a family? Nah, you have too many meetings this week. How about we just pay to freeze your eggs instead?