I suspect we'll see more of their third party features rolling out more and more bugs. It's clear the SoundCloud is moving from being a platform for content creators to one for rights holders. My advice to people is to include a direct link to the entry on Soundcloud to ensure we can all get to it and start looking for alternative ways to share your original content.
By the way the sc player hasn't worked on my iPad for as long as I can remember, if ever.
Partly the reason why I haven't been in the forums lately is percisely that soundcloud does not work (in a music forum!) and I still keep getting login attempt failure even though I managed to log in. I still don't know which password is correct, sometimes its one, sometimes its another.
I've never had this issue on here tbh, unless someone's tried embedding the player with the private link (it shows up as working to them) or they've actually removed the track themselves.
The player has never worked on iDevices as it's flash and apple don't support flash on their devices, that's simple.
I would suggest that the majority do what Square the Circle said and include the link and the player. I started doing that also when Vlantis mentioned some months ago he uses his ipad of phone to access the forums a lot and as such doesn't get the opportunity to listen to much in the LB as the ipad doesn't support the players so "could people think about leaving a link too please"