While Apple has already announced that it’ll be showing off the next versions of OS X and iOS at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote, there’s still more attention than usual on the company’s annual developer-focused event. The announcement of iOS 6 at WWDC 2012 and the software's subsequent launch were rather disappointing affairs — the new features didn’t drive Apple’s mobile OS forward in any significant way, and lots of old flaws still persisted. In particular, the new Maps app was a near disaster, and one that eventually helped seal former iOS senior VP Scott Forstall’s fate. Indeed, Forstall’s departure has helped anticipation for iOS 7 reach a fever pitch — famed designer Jony Ive stepped in to lead the product’s visual design, and rumor has it that iOS will receive its first major visual refresh since it launched six years ago.

That’s hardly all that’s on tap, though. Apple has promised yearly OS X updates, so we’ll see what’s next for the company’s desktop OS — and there may be new hardware coming along with it. Apple may have moved its annual iPhone refresh to the late summer / early fall timeframe, but the company has consistently shown off new MacBook hardware right around WWDC, with last year’s event showcasing the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. And there have been a lot of signs indicating that Apple is nearly ready to show off iRadio, a streaming music service that could be the biggest update the iTunes experience has seen in years.

Indeed, this is a pivotal event for Apple — the company's stock has dropped significantly, iPhone sales aren't growing as fast as usual, and the first half of 2013 has lacked any major product updates. Everyone's expecting something big from Cupterino, and The Verge will have a full team on the ground at WWDC 2013 to keep you up-to-date. We'll have a liveblog, stories, photos, and video from the event — until then, get caught up with what we think you’ll see when Tim Cook, Phil Schiller, and the rest of Apple’s team takes the stage next Monday.