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phobos.apple.com in iTunes
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Jan 19, 2009, 09:12 PM
 
What is the purpose of phobos.apple.com in iTunes? Does it collect any personal data?
     
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Jan 19, 2009, 09:28 PM
 
Isn't that just the server that the iTunes store runs off of? You can put links to it for items in the store on web pages to automatically open iTunes and the iTunes store to the selected item.

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Jan 20, 2009, 08:46 AM
 
Genius playlist as well I'm pretty sure.
     
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Jan 20, 2009, 10:56 AM
 
phobos.apple.com predates the genius playlist though I don't know what its purpose is for
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Jan 20, 2009, 12:44 PM
 
it's an address. Everything related to iTunes or at least all links to iTunes content is stored under a subdomain called phobos. It's just a name.
     
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Okay, thanks everyone.
     
   
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