<!--StartFragment -->&nbsp;SEOUL (Reuters) - Apple Computer Inc. plans to buy as much as 40 percent of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s flash memory output in the second half for its new flash-based iPod Mini MP3 player, iSuppli and Deutsche Bank analysts said on Wednesday.
<P>Apple (AAPL.O http//today.reuters.com/stocks/overview.aspx?symbol=AAPL.OQuote</A>, http//today.reuters.com/stocks/CompanyProfile.aspx?symbol=AAPL.OProfile</A>, http//today.reuters.com/stocks/ResearchReports.aspx?symbol=AAPL.OResearch</A>), known for its wildly popular iPod digital music player, is expected to introduce a 4-gigabyte version of the iPod Mini that uses NAND flash memory instead of a hard disk drive for the Christmas season.</P>
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