This morning, DigiTimes reported that Apple made an arrangement with Best Buy and Amazon to cut the price of the iPad mini. Upon further research, it appears that Amazon has dropped the price of the first generation model, as well as the iPad mini with Retina, by $50. Best Buy is offering $100 off of the first-generation iPad mini and the iPad mini with Retinal Display, WiFi + Cellular model.
According to DigitTimes, unnamed sources noted that Apple sold 16.4 million and 13.28 million tablets in the first and second quarter respectively. The sources believe that, in order to maintain tablet shipment status, Apple is encouraging a sale that might improve the numbers in the third quarter.