I backed up my phone and my wife's before I sold them. I just tried to restore both our new 3G s phones from back up and applications that were on the phone did not get restored. I buy all my apps from my iPhone not my computer. I did not sync any of my apps to my computer. I was under the impression that the phone would be "imaged" during a backup and this would include apps? Only one app really matters were I entered data and I would like that data restored. Has anybody restored their phone from a backup of your old one and have the apps show up?