Tonight’s episode (February 25, 2015) of Modern Family was filmed almost entirely using Apple devices. The news media are calling it the “iPhone Episode”. It was bound to happen sooner or later. An entire episode of House M.D. (season 6 finale, “Help Me”) was filmed with a Canon 5D Mark II DSLR. Parts of dozens of movies (link below) have been filmed with DSLRs. Sooner or later someone was going to film a TV episode with a smart phone.
Parts of prior episodes of Modern Family have been filmed with iPhones but without any public mention of that fact. But this time the producers are making a point to publish this to the media.