• Apple Music app cost: $10 a month: Apple says its new Apple Music app will cost $10 a month for one person or $15 a month for a family of up to six people.
Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet software and services, adds that the first three months will be free.
Cue says Apple Music will launch in more than 100 countries at the end of the month with a software update. He says it is also coming to Android devices in the fall.
He showed off some features, including the app’s integration with Siri, Apple’s voice activated assistant at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco Monday.
• OPERATING SYSTEM UPDATE: The iOS 9 update coming this fall will also have battery improvements and improved security.
Health-related improvements include tracking for hydration and ultraviolet exposure, while smart-home features include supporting sensors for carbon monoxide. App developers would take advantage of these tools in building new apps and devices.
In future cars that support Apple’s CarPlay, you’ll be able to do more on the car’s dashboard without taking the phone out of your bag or pocket.
To get iOS 9, you’ll need less free space than before to upgrade wirelessly. That was a complaint with iOS upgrades in previous years.
The new software will work with all phones and tablets that currently support iOS 8, though not all features will work with older devices.
• NEW iPAD TABLET LOOK: The iPad tablet will look and act more like a Mac personal computer starting this fall.
A key feature is the ability to run multiple apps side by side. It’s already possible to run multiple apps, but you see one at a time and have to keep switching. Now you can be browsing in Safari and slide in a second app such as Mail or Calendar from the right side. There’s also a split-screen view similar to what’s coming to the new Mac operating system this fall.
You’ll also be able to watch video in a small window while doing other things on the iPad.
Other features include the ability to turn the on-screen keyboard into a trackpad, similar to a Mac. There are also shortcuts for switching between apps.
Some of the new features won’t work with iPads that are more than a few years old.
• NEW MAC OPERATING SYSTEM: Apple says this fall’s update to its Mac operating system will be called El Capitan — the name of a landmark in Yosemite National Park.
It follows a recent practice of Apple naming the Mac operating system after geographical locations in California. The 2013 update was called Mavericks, the name of a surfing area in the San Francisco Bay area. Last year’s version was called Yosemite.
Before, Apple named its Mac systems after big cats, including Lion and Tiger, but the company was running out of animals. Apple now makes Mac updates available for free.
Apple says 55 percent of Mac users have upgraded to Yosemite, much better than the adoption for Microsoft’s Windows 8.1
The new Mac system will be more formally known as OS X 10.11, as it’s the 11th update to a system adapted from the NeXT operating system that co-founder Steve Jobs brought to Apple when he returned in 1997 after an exile.