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Modern Family episode shot almost entirely on iPhones

February 17, 2015, 8:29 PM UTC
ABC's "Modern Family" - Season Six
MODERN FAMILY - ABC's "Modern Family" stars Sarah Hyland as Haley, Ariel Winter as Alex, Eric Stonestreet as Cameron, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons as Lily, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell, Julie Bowen as Claire, Ty Burrell as Phil, Pierce Wallace as Joe, SofÌa Vergara as Gloria, Rico Rodriguez as Manny, Nolan Gould as Luke and Ed O'Neill as Jay. (Photo by Bob D'Amico/ABC via Getty Images)
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By Alex Fitzpatrick, TIME

ABC’s Modern Family is taking a page from the Beyonce playbook.

An upcoming episode of the hit sitcom was recorded almost entirely on Apple’s iPhone 6 and newer iPad models, the New York Times reports.

The episode, called “Connection Lost,” will revolve around the family’s attempt to locate a missing daughter. The characters will stay in touch over video and voice chat, as well as text messages and email, so it makes sense iPhones and other mobile devices were used to make the episode. “Everything was shot on the iPhone 6 or new iPads,” show co-creator Steve Levitan told the Times. “With one or two small scenes shot using MacBook Pros.”

Apple (AAPL) provided equipment to the show’s team to make the episode, the Associated Press reports.

“Connection Lost” will air Feb. 25 on ABC.