The Apostles believe they were living in the last days.
Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. (2Th 2:1-2 KJV)
If they were in the last days, we are even closer to the end. Could 2012 be the beginning of the end? Definitely, but not because it’s 2012. The year 2012 has nothing to do with it. Only God knows when the end will be, but He has given us signs to know we are living in the end times.