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How Modern Family shot all of tonight’s episode using iPhones and iPads

Published Feb 25th, 2015 5:25PM EST
Image: Twentieth Century Fox Television

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Tonight’s episode of Modern Family will have a decidedly Apple twist (again) insofar as the entire episode will be seen from the perspective of a character’s MacBook. Throughout the course of the episode, titled “Connection Lost,” we’ll see the show’s characters interact with one another using FaceTime and iOS’s Messages app via a variety of Apple devices.

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Additionally, the entire episode itself was primarily shot using an iPhone 6 and an iPad Air 2.

Ahead of Wednesday night’s episode, BuzzFeed reached out to series co-creator Steven Levitan to get the inside scoop on how the episode was filmed.

The full four-minute video detailing all of the behind the scenes happenings can be downloaded for free via iTunes.

The episode is slated to air tonight on ABC at 9:00 p.m. Eastern.

Lastly, it’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time Apple has received prominent product placement on Modern Family. A few years back, an iPad was used as a key plot point in an episode that aired just one day before the original iPad as released.

While Apple adamantly notes that it never pays for product placement, it’s certainly not shy about bestowing its products to TV and movie studios in order to get iMacs, iPhones, iPads and MacBooks as much screen time as possible.

Yoni Heisler Contributing Writer

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large with over 15 years of experience. A life long expert Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW.

When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.