Apple CEO Steve Jobs intends giving each of the Chilean miners rescued from deep beneath the Earth an iPod, a French report claims.

Jobs joins a list of benefactors impressed at the stoicism and courage of the 33 miners who survived 68 days of being literally buried alive. Luiz Urzua, the miner’s leader, himself emerged from the mine last overnight. It is understood the team plan to jointly release a book. They hope not to have to mine again, or so previous reports have claimed.

Le Figaro describes the iPods as “personal gifts from Steve Jobs.” No word on what make or model, but we’d anticipate a top-of-the-range iPod touch, (NB: the miners will likely also need a Mac to sync their devices). The miners have also been offered one week trips to Greece by a Greek mining firm and a trip to South Korea by Chile’s football league.