Has anyone bought iPhone 8/8+/X and tried to set it up by "restore from backup file" of the old phone? I have been trying to set up my new iPhone 8 plus over the weekend and it has been extreme frustrating, firstly the set up screen got stuck when it was "preparing to copy items" in iTunes for hours (in fact left it on overnight), had to hard reset twice after speaking with Apple support. Then it appears that all apps had to be re-downloaded again, the Apple support person told me that you can no longer move apps with iTunes. And now many hours later still only a minority of apps have been downloaded and the progress appears to be very slow possibly due to 50+ apps are being downloaded at the same time while all emails are being synced also.
Has this been happening with anyone else? It seems dumb having to re-download all the apps on the phone whenever you do a restore. The ability to easily set up a new phone that's an identical copy of the old one was one of the biggest selling point of iPhone for me, now I'm not so sure if I'd be buying the next iPhone when this one expires.