Apple has tried to solve this problem with Center Stage, which uses the Ultra Wide camera to keep you centered in the frame even if you move around. What it doesn’t do is change the fact that you’re probably looking at the other person’s face, which is on display, not off to the left where the camera is.
Look, the reason Apple did this seems obvious. Moving the camera would have required redesigning the way the Apple Pencil charges and pairs with the iPad Pro. Currently, it sticks to the side via magnets that are in the same spot that you would logically put the front-facing camera. That means that giving iPad Pro users the same camera placement as the non-pro iPad would have required redesigning two products–the iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil.
Every product design involves a series of trade-offs. You make choices about what to include, and what not to include, and those choices have consequences.
Sometimes, those consequences mean that you can’t do all the things you want. Sometimes, you make the right choices, and you deliver a product your customers will love. Other times, you find out later that you prioritized the wrong thing.
Overall, the M2 iPad Pro is a very good device–it’s the best iPad Apple has ever made. It’s probably not a great upgrade if you’re already using an M1 iPad Pro, or even an iPad Air, but if you’re using anything older and want the best iPad you can get, you’ll love this iPad. I just think there is one obvious change could have made it even better.