So I have been preaching about the iphone for a while now, and recently my macbook had serious issues, and was forced to wipe the system and start over. After plugging my phone in and opening itunes, I could not find a way to simply back up what was currently on my phone. I managed to sync my contacts to the computer and thought I could do the same with applications. It asked if I wanted to "TRANSFER" my apps to itunes. I selected "yes", and immediatly it begins removing them from my phone. I cannot see them in Itunes at all now, and am FURIOUS!!!!! Are you telling me that an owner of a mac and iphone cannot perform a simple and easy backup on a fresh install?!?! What if I didn't have my music backed up???? This is outragous, I am so insanely mad for even having to write this post. I absolutly do not have time to be scowring forums for solutions. If it is possible to retrieve my apps, could somebody please point me in the right direction? This problem could seriously change my outlook on the iphone... unacceptable.