so when kirk makes his speech at the end of the movie, he said "nearly a year" had passed since all of the events prior to the epilogue happened, so does that mean it is now 2260? or is it still 2259?
I'd guess 2260, since the movie starts on 2259.55.
It's interesting to note that according to the Best Buy ID extras the one-year gap was added in post production, merely by adding a pause to Kirk's speech. The After Darkness
comics (which were probably written after seeing an early cut of the movie) ignore the gap altogether.