The biggest travesty of this whole update is the lack of thought for Siri. It looks like an afterthought. Just plonked in the bottom. Not really aligned. It’s odd. It looks like such an after thought, and it drives me bonkers. For a company so focused on design, I think they have slipped in their standards a lot recently.
My thought as well... Maybe a gradient under would be good. Now it looks like a bug. Unfortunately they have to design UI for both the touch Id and the face id phones, otherwise altering the swipe up bar area is good as well.