[Technology] Apple has removed the popular Quran app in China Apple has removed [Quran Magide](//quranmajeed.app/) , A popular app for reading and listening to the Quran from the Chinese App Store, [BBC report](//www.bbc.com/news/technology-58921230) .. The company reportedly removed the app at the request of government officials. Given that Islam is a protected religion of the People’s Republic of China, this is a rather surprising move. The Quran Majid is free to use and is “recognized by 25 million Muslim users worldwide.” [According to the app developer](//apps.apple.com/us/app/id365557665) Pakistan data management service. The removal of this app obviously had nothing to do with its religious content. “According to Apple, our app Quran Majeed has been removed from the China App Store because it contains illegal content,” the developer told the BBC. The developers say they are currently trying to solve the problem of China’s Cyberspace Administration. The Verge We are seeking comment from both Apple and the US Embassy in China. Without a clearer explanation, this move seems to be overkill, [Apple’s official stance on human rights abroad (PDF)](//s2.q4cdn.com/470004039/files/doc_downloads/gov_docs/Apple-Human-Rights-Policy.pdf) : We need to comply with local laws, and sometimes we have complex issues that we may not agree to take the right path with the government and other stakeholders. With a belief in the power of dialogue and engagement, we seek to find the best solution for our users, including privacy, self-expression, reliable information and access to useful technologies. It’s logical for the business, but its framing has previously put the company in a suspicious position.Apple has [Deleted VPN app](//www.nytimes.com/2017/07/29/technology/china-apple-censorhip.html) This allows Chinese users to avoid censorship [Aggressively excluded apps](//www.nytimes.com/2021/05/17/technology/apple-china-privacy-censorship.html) Mentioned Tiananmen Square, the Dalai Lama, or the independence of Taiwan and Tibet.Apple suppliers in the region [Connected](//www.theverge.com/2021/5/10/22428899/apple-suppliers-china-uyghur-forced-labor-report) Repression of the Uighur minority, mainly Muslims in China. Apple is in a difficult situation anyway. It depends on the business relationships and sales it makes in China. Taking a strong stance on government can put it at risk.Just this week Microsoft made a decision [Shut down the local Chinese version of LinkedIn](//www.theverge.com/2021/10/14/22726189/microsoft-linkedin-china-censorship-shut-down) , Admits that it is becoming more and more difficult to meet the demands of the Chinese government. Apple hasn’t found that line yet. And given how dependent it is on China to make the iPhone business work, that may not happen right away. https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/15/22728257/apple-quran-majeed-app-removed-china Apple has removed the popular Quran app in China