Unveiled on March 2, the second iteration of the iPad will launch in 25 international countries, including Britain, Australia, France, Ireland and Spain, at 5pm UK time on March 25, with online pre-ordering already underway.
The iPad 2, which launched in North America earlier in the month, features a dual-core A5 CPU, making it up to nine times faster than its predecessor, while it is also 33% thinner.
The device is priced from £399 for the 16GB WiFi model to £659 for the top-end 64GB model that supports WiFi and 3G.
Apple has also announced that all models of the iPad 2 will be made available in Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and additional countries in April.
"While competitors are still struggling to catch up with our first iPad, we've changed the game again with iPad 2," said Steve Jobs, Apple's chief executive.
"We're experiencing amazing demand for iPad 2 in the US, and customers around the world have told us they can't wait to get their hands on it. We appreciate everyone's patience and we are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone."
Analysts estimate that Apple sold between 400,000 and 500,000 iPad 2s during the first weekend after it launched in the US on March 11.
However, the iPad 2 will arrive in Britain on the same day as Nintendo's long-awaited 3DS handheld, which supports glasses-free 3D gaming and a range of media applications.
In preparation for the expected demand from consumers, more than 1,200 UK stores will open at midnight for the Nintedo 3DS launch, including the GAME, HMV, Argos and Tesco chains.