Why don't we throw out all minimum wage and worker safety laws while we're at it. After all, if the workers don't like it they can quit and get a job somewhere else. It's very easy for someone who gets paid properly to put down workers who may not be.
The real question here is whether the security check really takes that long or whether that was a once in a while extreme case. The other issue is why is it necessary at all? Doesn't everything in the store have security tags on it? Won't the security buzzer ring if an employee attempts to leave with product? Don't they already have security cameras which would detail if an employee stole product (or cash from the register)? And do they have so little trust in their own employees?
Furthermore, with the possible exception of the geniuses, if the pay reports are accurate, they stink. If you're a part-time student and/or living with your parents, fine..it's extra cash. But if this is how you make your living, you can't live on it in any major city in this country. Considering that Apple is one of the most profitable companies in the U.S., they should be the leaders in terms of providing decent pay to their workers. $15 an hour is about $30K per year. Back before 1986, the lowest I could pay any knowledge worker in a corporate environment was $31K. The official inflation rate since then would make $31K $66,000 in 2013 dollars, which works out to $33 an hour.
Based on the minimum wage in 1970 and adjusting for inflation, the minimum wage should be $11.08 per hour. You'd think Apple could at least pay that.
Having said that, the workers should be careful what they wish for. Apple could start paying for the bag search time, but then cut back every employee's hours by an hour a week. So while the workers will be paid for that time, they'll be no further ahead.