Do you know if permissions are working on the simulator? I request access, but can't see my application in Pricacy settings, also I do get back an array of all the contacts, etc. And according to my code access has been already granted. Is this a simulator issue?
The iOS6 release notes (see here) clearly state that no privacy alerts are displayed for apps that access Photos, Contacts, Calendar, and Reminders.
You must test privacy on a real device.
Simulator limitations quoted from the iOS 6 release notes:
Simulator * No privacy alerts are displayed in iOS Simulator for apps that access Photos, Contacts, Calendar, and Reminders. * For this release, iOS Simulator does not support testing In-App Purchase. Please use a device to test your apps that use this feature. * When attempting to play an MP3 sound in Simulator, you will hear a popping sound instead.
I wouldn't count on the simulator. I have myself experienced issues with the simulator and in regards with asking Calendar/Addressbook permissions. To be on the safe side I would recommend that you test against a real device.