I just updated itunes to 22.214.171.124 before making a backup of my iphone 5. To my surprise I can't find an apps section when configuring the phone in itunes, nor can I find the apps section in the itunes library itself.
I'm confused. Have they removed that section in the update? If so, then that would make my backups useless -- there is no way to back up my apps. Transferring purchases from the phone does nothing, it just finishes immediately.
I could not find an itunes changelog.
Do I need to downgrade itunes to make a decent restore of my phone nowadays?
Update: To clarify, I have apps that are no longer available for download. There is no other option than itunes.