The deletion of the app was first noticed by Apple Censorship - a website that monitors apps on Apple's App Store globally. In a statement from the app's maker, PDMS, the company said: "According to Apple, our app Quran Majeed has been removed from the China App store because it includes content that requires additional documentation from Chinese authorities". "We are trying to get in touch with the Cyberspace Administration of China and relevant Chinese authorities to get this issue resolved".
The company said it had close to one million users in China. The Chinese Communist Party officially recognises Islam as a religion in the country.