- The difference would be minimal, only 3 pixels of difference, the reason it stood out before was because it was a really big difference.
- The user spends more time looking at the device unlocked. Apps that don't have a seamlessly StatusBar and TopBar make it very clear the distance from notch top to screen top is different from notch bottom to StatusBar bottom.
- ... How's the lock screen getting different results anyway? Can't you just change whatever the lock screen is using to make it match the unlocked status bar