Apple’s iPhone has achieved the largest market share in China for the first time in nearly a decade, after the California-based smartphone maker overtook China’s biggest smartphone company Xiaomi to become the biggest vendor of smartphones in China, as the overall domestic market for smartphone shipment is shrinking, according to the latest market research from IDC

As IDC reports, China shipped total of 98.8 million smartphones in Q1 205, which was 4.3% down from the first quarter of 2014. This was the first such drop in over six years, suggesting the market may be reaching saturation point after several quarters of over 20% growth.

Apple’s market takeover was succeeded after grabbing 14.7% of market share in the first quarter of 2015, surpassing Xiaomi, which had a 13.7% share. The two companies were followed by state-owned Huawei (11.4%), then Samsung (9.7%) and Lenovo (8.3%).

Despite the market shrinking for the first time in nearly a decade, China’s smartphone market still remains strong as the smartphone sells representing one-third of global shipment, totalling 521.7 million smartphone users in the country. While Chinese mobile manufacturers dominate the top 10 best-selling mobile phones worldwide and continue to rise in global market shares.

“Smartphones are becoming increasingly saturated in China,” said Kitty Fok, Managing Director at IDC China. “China is oftentimes thought of as an emerging market but the reality is that the vast majority of phones sold in China today are smartphones, similar to other mature markets like the US, UK, Australia, and Japan. Just like these markets, convincing existing users as well as feature phone users to upgrade to new smartphones will now be the key to further growth in the China market.”