Interesting, it seems AS6185 moved traffic from all CDN to their own content network.
I noticed big spikes in traffic and complaints about slowness, figured out, Apple content (especially updates) are not coming from a numerous co-hosted CDN, but became "live",
So much efforts on collocating endless CDN in premises to keep things closer to users and handle traffic surges, and yet again, some companies keep inventing their own.
P.S. I dont know if it is bug, but whois at ARIN return "No match found for n + 184.108.40.206/8" for 220.127.116.11/8,
but works fine for single ip from this range, like 18.104.22.168, and returns info about 22.214.171.124/8
Breaking from current CDN infrastructure without reasonable accessibility to the new CDN is a problem.
Apple started moving traffic off 3rd party CDNs to their own CDN six years ago. This is not a new development.
Also, I see no issues with an ARIN whois lookup for that prefix.
~ % whois 126.96.36.199/8
% IANA WHOIS server
% for more information on IANA, visit http://www.iana.org
% This query returned 1 object
inetnum: 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206
organisation: Apple Computer Inc.
NetRange: 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168
NetType: Direct Assignment
Organization: Apple Inc. (APPLEC-1-Z)
Mine is default whois on latest stable ubuntu.
x@x:~$ whois --version
Report bugs to <email@example.com>.
x@x:~$ whois 22.214.171.124/8
Not everything is moved.
patrick@TiggerBook-C-32 ~ % dig www.apple.com
;; ANSWER SECTION:
www.apple.com. 219 IN CNAME www.apple.com.edgekey.net.
www.apple.com.edgekey.net. 12102 IN CNAME www.apple.com.edgekey.net.globalredir.akadns.net.
www.apple.com.edgekey.net.globalredir.akadns.net. 849 IN CNAME e6858.dsce9.akamaiedge.net.
Obviously different people will get different answers. But the point is, Apple is not completely off 3rd party CDNs. Or maybe they are back on 3rd party CDNs?