TIL: Network filters which previously blocked all Apple media services (itunes.apple.com/…) no longer work
Previously all Apple services including Books, Music, Videos, Podcasts, Apps used schema itunes.apple.com to fetch resources from Apple servers. As a result public/school/bus Wi-Fi networks commonly blocked requests to this URL to avoid network load caused by the said media services.
Now that each service uses a dedicated URL e.g. books.apple.com, music.apple.com, apps.apple.com, podcasts.apple.com and tv.apple.com, such network filters no longer work. Ofc, content from the iTunes Store app remains blocked.
Finally, bus Wi-Fi is usable. ^(Let’s keep this between us) ?