iPod is still trying to contact init.itunes.com every time a new track starts playing even with analytics disabled.
I imagine it's sending track details so Apple can see which artists and tracks are popular for the benefit of their streaming service.
Tempting to wireshark an ipod to see what the data format is so one could spoof track data, then send all kinds of silly data to apple… Game the trending tracks lists…
@clarjon1 Just create blank mp3s with spoof track data.😀
It's easier than trying to MITM it. They pin their certs so getting at the contents is hard 😞
social.device5.co.uk is one server in the network