FORTUNE -- Total shipments of smart devices, which Canalys defines as notebook PCs, smartphones and tablets, hit a record 308.7 million units in the first quarter of 2013, according to a press release issued Thursday.
The surprises were in the details:
Commenting on the iPhone numbers, Canalys principal analyst Pete Cunningham offered this free advice:
"Despite its slowing growth, Apple still shipped over 37 million iPhones. But HTC and Samsung have raised the bar with their latest handsets and Apple needs to respond with its next iPhone. The iPhone user interface is now six years old and badly in need of a refresh. Hardware-wise, the biggest dilemma that Apple faces is what it does with the size of the display on the next iPhone. It cannot afford to ignore the trend for larger displays in premium smart phones. We expect an increase on the iPhone 5's 4" display but are not anticipating a 'Phablet'-style iPhone."
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