If the following two pages on Apple's site are in front of me right now, you can bet that it's going to be a fun-filled morning.
- iTunes: Backing up, updating, and restoring your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch software
- Update and restore alert messages on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
It is likely that everything that WAS on my phone is recoverable from my hard drive. The second link above makes it clear where the backup is stored. I'm in the middle of running the recovery and update tool. So we will see.
Well, that is now over. And if I could find one image that would express how I feel about the experience...
Seriously, I was making a big baby deal about nothing. I did lose a few apps that I have to reinstall. But this may have had more to do with the network drive at work, and less to do with iTunes or iPhone.