Originally Posted by Jig Saw 123
I don't think that's really excusable. The movies themselves never state the year in which they're set so I'm not going to trust that it literally is in the year 2016. That's like saying Inception takes place in 2010 because that's when it was released.
The time stamp on the security camera footage of the Joker show July 2008, which would set TDKR sometime in 2016.
Edit: here's a screencap for ya:
Along with that and the relative plausibility of the gadgets I think it's fair to admit that the first two films are set in "present day" and with the 8 year gap in TDKR it's logical to assume that it's set in the future.