Apple’s tablet sales were down 9.9% year on year for the quarter ending June 28 as its sales of iPhones remained strong to help it to a record quarter.

Sales of iPads dipped year-on-year to 13.3m for the quarter and unit sales were down 19% from the previous quarter as consumers appear to switch to large-screen smartphones.

The tech company shipped a total of 35.2m iPhone units in the quarter up from 31.2m year-on-year, helping it to revenues of $37.4bn, up 5.9% from the year-ago quarter.

Apple chief executive Tim Cooks said: “Our record June quarter revenue was fuelled by strong sales of iPhone and Mac and the continued growth of revenue from the Apple ecosystem,  driving our highest earnings per share growth rate in seven quarters.

“We are incredibly excited about the upcoming releases of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, as well as other new products and services that we can’t wait to introduce.”

It is rumoured Apple is now turning its attentions to larger screen phones to combat the popularity of the larger screens offered by its Rivals, including the Samsung Galaxy S5.

The Wall Street Journal reports Apple is asking suppliers to manufacture between 70m and 80m units of large-screen iPhones by December 30 as it gears up to launch the next iteration of its smartphone, the iPhone 6.