— This is the script of CNBC's news report for China's CCTV on September 16, Tuesday.
Welcome to the CNBC Business Daily, I'm Qian Chen.
Apple's new iphones looking like their biggest in more ways than one...
First day pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and 6 plus have topped 4 million -- double what the iPhone 5 had in 2012.
Apple warned of demand outstripping supply, saying many customers may have to wait until October for their new iPhones.
Based on the bumper pre-order, analysts say first-weekend sales of the new handsets could reach 10 million.
CNBC's Josh Lipton has this report.
Apple CEO Tim Cook was quoted as saying that he thought this could be the mother of all upgrades. He wasn't kidding-Pre-orders for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus hitting a new record. 4 million pre-orders.
Now in terms of giving our viewers some context as to what that all means, the iPhone 5 did 2 million pre orders in the first 24 hours when it launched, demand here outstripping supply.
CEO Tim Cook saying in a statement iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus are better in every way and we are thrilled customers love them as much as we do. Analysts on the streets now try to model out what this means. The team at Wells Fargo telling their investors that 4 million pre orders suggest that apple can move ten million phones this weekend when the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus hit the shelves. That would be a new record and one million more when the 5s and 5c hit shelves.
Josh Lipton CNBC San Francisco
Analysts are also expecting an acceleration in Apple's iPhone unit. However, Apple shares ended the day lower in keeping with the Nasdaq's slump. Even news of record demand for its new iPhone 6 failed to lift the stock.
I'm Qian Chen, reporting from CNBC's Asian headquarters.