BitPay also says it will add official support for its wallet on competing services Google Pay and Samsung Pay later this year.
Apple Inc. phones face scrutiny from Dutch antitrust regulators who are probing whether users get a free choice of financial apps with contactless payments.
The controversial Apple tax is back in the spotlight after an email company Hey publicly criticised App Store policies.
European Union antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager has begun scrutinizing Apple Pay, and antitrust regulators in the Netherlands and France are concerned, too.
A German parliamentary committee unexpectedly voted in a late-night session on Wednesday to force Apple to open up Apple Pay to rival providers in Germany.